Thursday, February 14, 2013

Did you know? Same Sex Marriage

Same sex marriages are treated differently than heterosexual marriages.  The State of Connecticut recognizes these marriages and affords same sex spouses the same privileges as heterosexual spouses when it comes to medical benefits, retirement benefits and taxes.  However, the Federal Government does not apply the same standards as the State of Connecticut.  This difference means that additional paperwork may need to be prepared in order for you to have protections while married.  Also, in the event of divorce, there are many traps and consequences that can occur if you are not careful.
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Attorney Pamela Magnano practices divorce and family law with Attorney James Flaherty at Flaherty Legal Group in West Hartford, Connecticut.  She blogs about topics including same sex marriage.
Attorney Pamela Magnano practices family law with Attorneys James Flaherty and Sandi Girolamo at Flaherty Legal Group in West Hartford, Connecticut. The firm provides legal counsel for most family law matters.  If you have questions or are seeking legal counsel pertaining to same sex marriage, please contact us at (860)-904-2034.


The practice of family law has changed significantly due to changes in technology.  The practitioner that once had to spend hours in the library researching issues can now have multiple information sources at the touch of a button.  Today, most law offices have a web-based legal research program.  Two common programs are provided by Westlaw and LexisNexis.  However, the practitioner can also access cases through the State of Connecticut Judicial Website and the Connecticut Bar Association WebsiteFlaherty Legal Group utilizes these search engines to provide its clients with the most up to date case law for every issue impacting family law.  Because of these tools, our attorneys can more quickly and efficiently find effective information.  Our clients benefit from quality research that is more cost effective.

Attorney Pamela Magnano and Flaherty Legal Group utilize the technological resources available to their practice which include Westlaw and Lexis Nexis.

Attorney Pamela Magnano and Attorney James Flaherty of Flaherty Legal Group practice divorce and family law in Connecticut.
Attorney Pamela M. Magnano practices divorce and family law with Attorneys James T. Flaherty and Sandi Girolamo at Flaherty Legal Group, LLC in West Hartford, Connecticut..