Gay Divorce as New Practice Area

Fred Hertz has spent the last 15 years advising same-sex couples about how to protect their legal rights should they decide to call it quits. But these days, he says those years of experience are about as useful as day-old wedding cake.

His career, as he explains it, is caught in the cross-hairs of a California law set to take effect in January, when his practice will shift from one focused on contracts between the couples to one focused on matrimonial law.

"I've learned to say 'I don't know' with sophistication," said Hertz, a solo practitioner in Oakland, Calif.

There's a lot of uncharted water ahead, according to this from The National Law Journal via