Same Sex Couples Guiding You Through Life's Difficult Choices

Handling Same-Sex And Unmarried Couples’ Issues

At Dougherty Tobias Iszard, Northern Virginia Law, P.C., we have a progressive, full-service family law practice that recognizes the important concerns of same-sex and unmarried couples. At our offices in Manassas and Fairfax, you can sit down with a caring, knowledgeable lawyer who will address your unique concerns and propose creative yet legally sound solutions.

Reliable, Experienced Counsel On Custody, Support And Property Issues

With the legalization of same-sex marriage, divorce cases are handled the same way as divorces for heterosexual couples. However, couples in long-term, same-sex relationships and unmarried couples do have enforceable protections when it comes to children and property. We assist people across a wide range of cultural spectrum with issues such as:

  • Formation of a contract (similar to a prenuptial agreement) that will govern distribution of jointly owned property should you ever separate — or representation in a contract dispute
  • Resolution of child support issues that arise between same-sex parents, married or not, including pursuit of initial determinations and enforcement actions when necessary
  • Guidance and clarification on parental rights issues such as whether preference will be given to a biological or an adoptive parent
  • The need for assertive, trial-proven representation in dispute over child custody and/or visitation
  • Estate planning for people in same-sex or other committed relationships, including the drafting of medical directives to ensure a life partner can make decisions for you

Turn To A Northern Virginia Attorney For Unmarried Couples’ Disputes

Whether your situation calls for an attorney with same-sex couples’ representation experience or a versatile, balanced advocate for you as an unmarried parent, our firm may be the optimum resource. To request an in-depth consultation and analysis of your legal concerns, we encourage you to contact our firm online, or call (703) 552-5072.

The Stories That Matter

Read What Past Clients Have to Say
  • “It's true that some things are priceless, and the guidance and good counsel you gave to me definitely qualifies.”

    - Satisfied Client
  • “My oh my how my life changed after we first met. No kidding, you rescued me.”

    - Former Client, Recently Divorced
  • “Ashleigh Iszard is an attorney who brings an objectiveness based on her legal knowledge, but also the subjective expertise that allows her to apply that knowledge based on her character.”

    - Former Client, Parent
  • “I highly recommend Donna to anyone seeking a family law attorney. Her guidance, compassion and legal expertise were exactly what I needed during the tumultuous proceeding and I am pleased she advocated for and not against me.”

    - T.M., Parent
  • “Donna was straightforward about what the process would entail and accurate about her cost estimate. Should it be necessary I would also gladly use her services again!”

    - K.B., Parent of Two Young Children
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