Are there special issues if a gay or lesbian parent is seeking custody or visitation rights?

There can be. One of the primary considerations is, this a biological child of one of the partners, and has that biological child been adopted? And then there are other issues.

This is a highly technical area, plus it’s evolving rapidly. Our state is fairly new to the game, so to speak, fairly new to the dance. So, to get the best advice for your particularized situation, it’s best to hire or consult with a law firm or an attorney that’s handled these kind of matters, and that is aware of the particularized situation that has to do with same-sex couples.