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Colorado Finalizes Its First Same-Sex Divorce

Sep 20 | 2013  by

Last month, the State of Colorado finalized its first same-sex divorce case.

Juli Yim and Lorelei Jones were married in Massachusetts in 2009, where same-sex marriage is legally recognized.  In July 2013, Colorado legalized their divorce making them the first recognized same-sex marriage to be legally dissolved.

Although gay couples are not permitted to marry in Colorado, gay couples who were legally wed elsewhere can seek and obtain a divorce under the Colorado state statute.

On the contrary, the Texas Court of Appeals recently dismissed a divorce action ruling that the Texas state statute did not provide for divorce of same-sex couples. The Texas Supreme Court has taken the issue on appeal but has not yet heard arguments in the matter.

If you have questions about Michigan Divorce Law, contact Fausone Bohn, LLP today at (248) 380-0000 or online.