LGBT Family Laws in North Carolina - What To Consider

With the passage of Amendment 1 to the North Carolina Constitution, LGBT couples in our state face a number of questions when considering family planning and marriage.

While North Carolina does not recognize marriage between same-sex couples, other issues including marrying in another state and living in North Carolina, parenting agreements, and domestic partnership agreements are important to consider. Other issues to be contemplated by North Carolina LGBT persons include:

  • Tax implications of marrying your partner in another state
  • Inheritance rights and end of life planning documents
  • Legal name changes
  • Federal benefits, including Social Security and Medicare
  • Ownership of real property

If you are a member of the LGBT community in North Carolina and wish to discuss your family law issue and rights with a North Carolina attorney, the attorneys at Miller Cushing Holladay would be happy to meet with you.

Please call our office at (704) 810-1400 or visit our website to request a call or email –

We look forward to meeting you.

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