Same Sex Family Law in New York
Reliable Counsel from a New York City Divorce Attorney
With the 2011 ratification of the Marriage Equality Act, members of the
LGBT community are now legally permitted to marry in our state. Prior
to the enactment of this law, same-sex couples had to resort to various
legal shifts to create a sort of jury rigged marriage, using contracts
and agreements to establish many of the same rights and responsibilities
which arise by operation of law in a marriage. Now, you and your partner
can enjoy the benefits afforded to married couples with far less difficulty
or challenge to the legitimacy of your relationship.
This ground breaking change in
family law also makes it necessary for you to file for a
divorce if you should decide to end your
same-sex marriage. The judge will not grant a divorce unless you and your spouse have resolved
every aspect of your relationship, including division of assets and debts, alimony,
child custody and
visitation. If you are unable to settle these matters out of court, the judge will
be required to issue rulings on each point. You can substantially improve
your chances of a favorable outcome by retaining an aggressive New York
City divorce lawyer for lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender individuals
to represent you.
Defending the Rights of Same Sex Couples
Come to Hindin Deutsch, P.C. for cutting edge legal representation on family law
LGBT issues. We have more than 40 years of combined experience providing creative
and thoughtful solutions to our clients, and will strive to help you achieve
a divorce settlement which leaves you in a position of security. Our firm
can help you on other family law matters, including step-parent adoptions.
If your spouse has a child from a previous relationship, you must formally
make an adoption before you will have the full rights of a parental relationship.
Lesbian, gay and transgender couples can come to us for experienced guidance
on matters such as
postnuptial agreements, and
non-marital agreements, as well as for
enforcement of court orders and
modification of court orders in the months or years following a divorce. We will work with you throughout
the process, providing cutting edge solutions for your unique needs.