Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and Transgender Divorces

Divorce for LGBT Couples in New York City

Before the 2011 legalization of same-sex marriage in our state, LGBT couples who decided to end their relationships were able to do so with relative ease. It was unnecessary to obtain approval from a family law judge before the parties could put the relationship behind them and move on in life. While this arrangement made it simpler to terminate a same-sex partnership, it also gave rise to inequities where one of the partners might be deprived of rights in shared property due to the fact that state law did not recognize assets owned jointly by a same-sex couple as martial property. Similar problems would arise with respect to issues such as spousal support and child custody. The status quo has changed, and you and your spouse will now have to file for divorce. It is advisable that you do so with the help of a respected New York City divorce lawyer for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals.

Statistics provided by the Williams Institute website have showed that nearly 150,000 same-sex couples have either married or registered civil unions or domestic partnerships in the United States, and this number is continually growing. While a smaller percentage of same-sex couples marry or register in comparison to straight couples, there are also a smaller percentage of same-sex couples who divorce every year.

Our firm is always prepared to provide comprehensive legal representation throughout the divorce process. This may be a challenging time in your life, and we understand how important it is for you to achieve a favorable outcome. You will have the full benefit of our 40 years of combined experience on your side, and we will provide you with bold advocacy to defend your personal interests. Attorney Bettina Hindin has earned the recognition of her peers with a Super Lawyer rating, and has often been featured as a commentator on MSNBC and CNN. Having an authoritative attorney on your side can substantially improve your chances of success, so call our firm today.

Serving the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community in New York City

There are countless attorneys in New York City who represent clients during divorce, but very few offer the approach to same-sex family law which is practiced at our firm. We understand that LGBT issues can be highly complex, contentious and emotionally charged, and you deserve to have someone on your side during this difficult experience, providing you with caring and empowering support. The final settlement will largely set the course of your life for years to come, and you should not take any chances with your future by representing yourself in the divorce.

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