NYC Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers
Same-sex marriage was legalized by the supreme court in 2015, and since then the laws for same-sex marriage are the same as the laws for opposite-sex marriage. You apply for a marriage license (a license to get married), have a civil or public ceremony, and then you receive a marriage certificate. From there, your marriage takes on whatever shape you feed into it with respect, love, and giving. Just like other types of marriage, same-sex marriage sometimes doesn’t work out. The divorce rate in the United States is extremely high overall and just as many marriages fail as succeed.
The procedure for filing for a divorce in a same-sex marriage is just like that in a traditional marriage. One party files for divorce or a legal separation to start things off, and from there the couples must decide what their life after marriage will look like. Any time a marriage ends, it’s tough. Both parties will have a hard emotional and financial road ahead of them. Divorces cost money, divorce lawyers cost money, and whenever you’re ending something like marriage, there’s going to be pain and some bumps along the road.
Same-sex Divorce Specific Issues
Since same-sex marriage was only recently legalized, there can be some very difficult issues that are specific to same-sex couples. For example, if children were adopted during the marriage, or conceived in some other way, establishing parenthood can be difficult for any non-biological parents. Not only this, but spousal support and child support are not as clearly defined for same-sex couples as they are for some heterosexual couples.
When a heterosexual couple has a baby together biologically, courts clearly define both parents as a parent. They are equal partners. When a same-sex couple conceives a child through artificial insemination, the non-biological parent may not be viewed as they should be by some more prejudiced courts of law. It can be a struggle to get custody and likewise, it might be more of a struggle to reach a child support agreement.
Our Commitment To You
We’re highly trained to proceed forward with any type of divorce: Traditional, same-sex marriage, or any other form of partnership that you have (such as a domestic partnerships). With our years of experience and commitment to helping couples work out their difference amicably, we’re able to aggressively pursue your interests in your divorce while at the same time understanding the sensitive emotional issues that come along with ending a long-term partnership.
If you are struggling with your same-sex divorce or encountering specific problems to your situation, we are going to be here to help you every step of the way. We’ve helped many couples work through their same-sex divorces just like we help heterosexual couples work through their divorces. It’s our commitment to each of our clients that we are focused on YOUR interests, not your spouses. While we try to show sensitivity to every single person and respect to opposing parties, it’s YOUR interests that are at the top of our list.
Just like in heterosexual divorces, we’ll tackle each legal issue with you, compassionately and in an understanding and sensitive manner. We believe in human respect first and foremost. We make no judgments and want ALL of our clients to feel comfortable discussing even the most sensitive issues with our lawyers. We’ve got combined decades of experience in the legal arena and approach each unique case on its own merits, without outside judgments on anything happening in your life. Please call us today and get a free consultation with one of our veteran lawyers.