Westland Same-Sex Marriage Lawyers

Although Michigan does not grant "civil unions," legal protections do exist for couples in same-sex relationships. The state of Michigan does not recognize same-sex unions or marriages performed outside of Michigan. This state's constitution defines marriage as between "one man and one woman only."

At Clos, Russell & Wirth, P.C., we help same-sex couples maintain insurance, medical, estate and retirement benefits. It can become a complex process, but with the proper legal advice and guidance, our Westland same-sex marriage attorneys can walk you through it and empower you to make informed decisions for a lifetime.

Helping Same-Sex Couples Find Equality in Michigan Law

Our attorneys can assist all unmarried couples, same-sex or otherwise, to ensure they have access to the similar rights, responsibilities and asset protections that a marriage contract provides. The option for unmarried couples or couples in same-sex relationships in Michigan is to draft a cohabitation agreement, which resembles a prenuptial agreement.

A properly prepared and written cohabitation agreement can defend and uphold rights and responsibilities involving:

  • Property and other assets
  • Debt
  • Expenses
  • Dispute resolution
  • Adoption
  • Inheritance
  • Other legal protections

Our lawyers also help a range of clients prepare and establish wills, durable power of attorney, trusts and other protections in estate planning. A thorough, personalized plan, including a cohabitation agreement, is critical to safeguard assets and define expectations between couples and children.

Contact Our Westland and Livonia Same-Gender Marriage Attorneys

Put knowledgeable legal counsel on your side. Contact the Westland office of Clos, Russell & Wirth, P.C., to schedule a free initial consultation. We offer evening and weekend appointments based on the needs of our clients. We accept all major credit cards as payment for services.