With more same-sex marriages taking place in states around the country, there are also beginning to be more same-sex divorces, as well. Same-sex divorce is fairly new, which means legal officials are still working to determine all the different aspects that come into play when a same-sex couple decides to split. Even though same-sex marriage is not recognized in Michigan yet, there are many gay couples that are fighting for the right to marry or divorce in the state.
Former Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has apparently decided to split up from his husband after only two years of marriage. According to reports, Mr. Weir has announced that he and Victor Voronov are calling it quits. The two men reportedly were married in New York in December of 2011. Although Weir is apparently ready to move on, his estranged husband was reportedly caught off guard by the announcement from Mr. Weir.
There was no word as to whether or not the two men had signed any kind of prenuptial agreement before taking their vows. Mr. Voronov is a lawyer, but it was not reported whether or not he plans to accept or contend the divorce, or if he would be representing himself. Likewise, no details of any kind of settlement have been reported at this time.
When a couple decides it can no longer be together, whether they are gay or heterosexual, they might want to seek the help of an experienced divorce lawyer before they do anything else. There are many things that they need to figure out and having the advice of an attorney is usually a good idea.
Source: ABC News, “Figure skater Johnny Weir and husband split,” Michael Rothman, Mar. 20, 2014