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Although they share many experiences with their heterosexual counterparts, divorcing lesbians must resolve issues unique to their difference. Underlying these is the absence of societal recognition of, or even acceptable terminology for, lesbian marriage and divorce. Tasks specific to the lesbian family (e.g., the redefinition of motherhood in a family with two mothers) can affect postdivorce adjustment, as well. This paper outlines legal, cultural, and psychological issues that must be understood by professionals working with lesbians during and after di-