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Lehigh Valley attorney files same-sex divorce papers

Lehigh Valley attorney files same-sex divorce papers

ALLENTOWN, Pa. - A prominent attorney in the Lehigh Valley expects to see a surge in same-sex divorces in the Keystone State.

Attorney Melissa Pavlack filed divorce papers at the Lehigh County courthouse Wednesday for a client who had a civil union in Vermont back in 2000.

Before Tuesday's court ruling, Pavlack says couples who had same sex-marriages in other states couldn't get divorced in Pennsylvania.

"Our divorce law is basically premised on our marriage law first. That's why we couldn't do the same-sex divorces... because our marriage law didn't recognize the same-sex marriages," Pavlack said.

Pavlack says same-sex divorces will follow the rules of any other divorce.

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