Nationally, same-sex marriage is now extended all the rights and protections of unions between a man and woman. But LGBTQI couples and families still face unique legal issues regarding child custody, inheritance, power of attorney or legal agreements that predate the passage of gay marriage.
My name is Angela Hansen, a Maryland attorney practicing in family law, trusts and estates. In my law practice, I counsel many gay and lesbian couples from communities of Montgomery, Howard, Prince George's and Frederick County.
"Who Do You Love?"
Legal Counsel For The LGBTQI Community
I am familiar with the nuances of federal law that affect LGBTQI couples and parents. I also know that many lesbian, gay, bisexual, intersexed and transgender people are simply looking for quality legal services without being judged. At Hansen Legal & Mediation Services, PC you will be treated with respect and sensitivity.
- Same-sex marriage ... and same-sex divorce
- Child custody and disputes and parenting plans
- Same-sex couple adoption and stepparent adoption
- Prenuptial agreements or separation agreements
- Wills, trusts and powers of attorney
Disputes involving children can be especially complicated for same-sex parents. Partners can petition for co-custody even if they never formally adopted a child. Some gays and lesbians had children from a hetero marriage. I am certified and experienced in family law mediation. Whatever your situation, I can help you problem-solve and plan for the new realities of co-parenting.
Stepparent Adoption Attorney
If you are looking for an attorney sensitive to LGBTQ families, call (301) 517-5729 for a free 15-min consultation, or contact me online.