Same-Sex Couples Issues

Obtaining A Legal Divorce In TheState of New York For Same-Sex Couples

Same-sex couples are now able to marry within the state of New York. New York State also recognizes gay and lesbian marriages that have been entered into validly in other jurisdictions. These same-sex couples who live in New York State and meet the residency requirements, are able to obtain a legal divorce in the State of New York.

From a strictly legal perspective, gay and lesbian divorces are exactly the same as heterosexual divorces. Emotionally, however, these cases are often much different. Many family law attorneys can handle a divorce case, but few have the experience, sensitivity and understanding it takes to effectively guide a gay or lesbian client through the perils of divorce and the unique challenges he or she may face.

At Figeroux & Associates in New York City, we are poised at the forefront of the developing area of gay and lesbian family law. Our experienced lawyers recognize even the subtlest of nuances that make a same-sex divorce or legal separation unique and strive to support our clients through concerns regarding asset division, child custody, and other divorce-related matters.

Contact us today to discuss your case with a knowledgeable and compassionate New York City gay and lesbian divorce attorney. Our law firm has been at the forefront of these issues, having counseled some same-sex divorce clients in New York. Contact Figeroux & Associates at 718-222-3155 for guidance from an experienced litigator and a strong negotiator in your child custody matter.

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