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1747 E. Morten Avenue, Suite 205
Phoenix, AZ 85020
United States

(602 ) 449 7980

If you are looking for a reputable and experienced Phoenix criminal, divorce or custody attorney, contact Gregg R. Woodnick, PLLC, at 602-449-7980.

Domestic Partner/Same Sex Issues

Arizona is not a “gay friendly” state. The conservative political environment in Arizona has resulted in same-sex parenting, custody and property division issues becoming tremendously taboo. The Court of Appeals has further limited the ability for same-sex couples to share custody in a case called Thomas v. Thomas. 

Our attorneys are committed to the equal treatment of all people, irrespective of sexual orientation. Our understanding approach to the complexities of same-sex issues has led to our firm being sought out to consult on legislative issues pertaining to same-sex parenting issues. Additionally, Gregg is especially proud of the work he has done with the ACLU to advise equal rights for all parents irrespective of their gender and sexuality. 

Representative Cases

  • Same-sex property issues:  Representation of domestic partners in complex estate divisions 
  • Custody:  Assisting same-sex parents to fashion parenting time schedules that enable both parents to be actively involved in the children’s lives.
  • Adoption: Arguably, Arizona law currently does not allow same-sex couples to adopt. This creates a situation where one parent completes the adoption and the other has no legal rights. We have helped same-sex parents fashion parenting time agreements that are both enforceable and respect the non-legal parent’s legitimate interests