Gay & Lesbian Divorce

New York does not distinguish between same-sex and straight couples in the determination of basic divorce issues such as property division, spousal support child support, custody and visitation. However, the federal government’s continuing refusal to recognize gay and lesbian rights of marriage and survivorship can complicate certain asset division problems in a same-sex divorce.

Our objective in representing a client exiting a gay or lesbian marriage is the same as in any other case. We stay current on the developing area of gay and lesbian family law and we will take the time to understand the specific nuances of each client’s situation and work to resolve legal problems as beneficially and quickly as possible while treating clients with the respect, sensitivity and understanding they deserve.

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