Same sex marriage divorce rates in the United States are actually decreasing even though the rate of same sex marriage is on the rise. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, in 2018 there were 2,132,853 marriages and 782,038 divorces. This is equal to a national divorce rate of about 2% of all marriages.
According to a limited study done by UCLA School of Law Williams Institute in 2014, same sex divorce rates are actually slightly lower than that of heterosexual couples, but same sex couples face unique challenges.
What are the differences between a civil union, domestic partnership, and same sex marriage? And how do those differences affect you in the same sex divorce process?
While same sex marriage was legalized in New Jersey in 2013, there are a few differences that you should be aware of when it comes to divorce. DeTorres & DeGeorge Family Law offers this free same sex marriage webinar that addresses questions about same sex divorce and can help you learn more about the divorce process for same sex couples.
The topics our same sex marriage webinar covers include:
- Differences between domestic partnerships, civil unions, and same sex marriage
- Evolution of the law of same sex marriage in the state of New Jersey
- Parentage issues in same sex marriage
- Problems of a civil union
- Financial ramifications for same sex partners
Rosanne DeTorres, Esq. also shares same sex marriage research, history, current laws, and benefits now available to same sex married couples. Please download this informative marriage webinar today.