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Gay & Lesbian Rights

Pennsylvania Family Lawyers for Same-Sex Couples

Lawmakers are constantly debating the legal rights of same-sex couples. Unfortunately, the current law in Pennsylvania does not allow same-sex marriage, domestic partnerships or civil unions. However, at the Blue Bell law firm of Shemtob Law, P.C., our attorneys stay abreast of all legislative efforts affecting the interests of the gay and lesbian community. We are committed to providing dedicated advocacy for same-sex couples throughout Pennsylvania. Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your concerns with a skilled family law attorney.

Adoption and Child Custody Rights

Pennsylvania recognizes same-sex adoption. However, even if there has not been an adoption by one partner, gay and lesbian partners may have established significant relations with a child, whether or not it is their biological or adopted child. Therefore, custody issues are significant as they relate to the gay and lesbian community. The attorneys at Shemtob Law, P.C. are able to counsel same-sex couples regarding adoption matters and other child custody concerns.

Philadelphia Domestic Partnerships

Please note, the city of Philadelphia offers a domestic partnership registry which is available to residents of Philadelphia or same-sex couples where one of the partners works in Philadelphia.

For more information about your legal rights or to discuss your particular situation with a family law attorney at our firm, contact us to schedule a consultation. We serve clients throughout Montgomery, Chester, and Bucks Counties.


Divorce and family law attorneys of Shemtob Law, P.C., located in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, serve clients in Main Line and Upper Main Line communities, such as Gladwyne, Lower Merion, King of Prussia, Norristown, Narberth, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Villanova, St. Davids, Radnor, Wayne, Strafford, Devon, Berwyn, Paoli, Malvern and Valley Forge. Our law firm also represents clients from surrounding communities, such as Newtown Square, Media, West Chester, Doylestown, Fort Washington, Yardley, and New Hope and throughout Bucks County, Montgomery County, Chester County, Delaware County, and Philadelphia County.