Same-sex divorces have some unique considerations. For example, depending on the state, the length of the marriage may be determined from the date of marriage or may be adjusted to account for the period of cohabitation. In addition, prior to the legalization of same sex marriage, some couples may have registered as domestic partners in their state. This registration may need to be dissolved coincident with the divorce. Finally, parent-child issues may be more difficult to resolve, and a process of mediation or collaboration may provide the needed flexibility. See this article for more information.
After divorce, some parents have chosen to share the family home instead of sharing custody so that their children’s lives are not disrupted. In this scenario, the children remain in the family home while each parent rents a separate apartment to live in when not visiting the children. However, these arrangements may inhibit ex-spouses and children from moving on and accepting the reality of the divorce.
Check out the full article from the Wall Street Journal here.