The issue of gay marriage has been in the news a lot lately. As a growing number states wrestle with legalizing same-sex marriage, court rulings in more conservative states are striking down gay-marriage bans as unconstitutional. Here in California, the legal status of gay marriage seems mostly settled following a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court last summer.
Now that same-sex marriage is becoming not only possible but somewhat common, it is important to consider other family law issues as they apply to same-sex couples. Among these are issues like divorce, child custody and prenuptial agreements.