At Newburyport Family Law, we have experience working with same-sex couples. The legal issues you face in a divorce and your rights and obligations relating to custody, child support, alimony and property division are the same as those faced by heterosexual couples.
In Massachusetts, same-sex couples also have the right to contract with each other and can enter into pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements and can name each other in powers of attorney and living wills.
Same-sex couples have the right to obtain restraining orders, abuse prevention orders and harassment prevention orders.
In short, your legal issues and the various resolutions available to you are the same as those faced by heterosexual couples and your rights are protected under the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.