Every breakup tugs at the heartstrings, but when there’s a breakup involving a long-term relationship and inequity in assets, it can be devastating. Because of a 1976 California Supreme Court decision in Marvin v. Marvin, one partner in a non-marital relationship can bring a Marvin action against the other partner in order to obtain property or support. At the Gay Family Law Center, we have expertise in Marvin action litigation, and will stand with you every step of the way, whether you are asserting a Marvin claim or defending against a Marvin claim.
In Marvin actions, the relationship in question is non-familial, meaning that the case must be litigated in civil court rather than in family court. Typically the person bringing a Marvin action asserts a long-term live-in relationship involving financial dependency. The legal basis for such a claim is breach of express or implied contract, although other legal arguments are sometimes used.
For LGBT couples, Marvin claims can be intricate, as they sometimes involve only cohabitating partners and other times involve a couple living together first as non-marital and then marital partners. The Gay Family Law Center understands the legal intricacies, and represents parties in both simple and hybrid Marvin actions.
Just like families, family challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Some are universal, while others are specific to the LGBT experience. Some LGBT family law issues are straightforward and easily managed, while others are complicated and arduous. At the Gay Family Law Center, we understand that family law isn’t a one-size-fits-all proposition.
The Gay Family Law Center has an unparalleled depth and breadth of knowledge in LGBT Marvin actions. And, because we exclusively serve the LGBT community in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, we understand your concerns and honor your unique experience. Our family attorneys have deep expertise in LGBT Marvin claims and an unwavering commitment to achieve the best outcome for you.
If you’re part of the Greater Los Angeles LGBT community and are considering a Marvin action – or faced with defending against a Marvin action – it’s crucial to get legal assistance from a same sex domestic partnership lawyer at the Gay Family Law Center.
Remember, when it comes to LGBT law, you deserve a firm that understands how the nuances of the law can impact you. You deserve a firm that stands by your side. You deserve the Gay Family Law Center.
Give us a call today at 855-LAW-LGBT (855-529-5428) for a free consultation.