Legal Tip: LGBT Joint Property Division

Gay and Lesbian relationships are in most ways unrecognized by Virginia law.  As a result, not only is there no provision for gay marriage – there’s no provision for gay divorce.  Ending a long term relationship in which there are substantial jointly held assets can be a huge problem.  A partition suit is one way to accomplish the division of property, so that everyone can move on with their lives.   Partition can apply to personal property, but is more commonly used to force the sale of jointly owned real estate, particularly if there is substantial equity.  If you are stuck in a loveless same-sex mortgage, a partition suit may be the way out.

As usual, every situation is unique. You should always consult a Virginia attorney to find out the full details.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have questions or need legal assistance.

Andre A. Hakes
Partner
Tucker Griffin Barnes P.C.
Charlottesville, Va
434-973-7474

Advertisements

About Charlotteville Personal Injury Attorney

Personal Injury attorney helping people injured in automobile, truck or mortorcycle accidents.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s