Same-sex marriage is now legal in the US and in many other countries. However, before marriage was legal, same-sex couples may have registered as domestic partnerships in their states. If such couples divorce, they may still be legally bound with respect to debts and estates. Couples should check with their state whether they need to dissolve the domestic partnership now that they are married. In addition, to ensure access to children of the relationship, it is recommended that the non-biological parent pursue a second-parent adoption. Read this article for more information.