- Same-sex couples are now able to marry within the states of New York and New Jersey.
- 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.
Protecting Your Property, Financial and Custodial Rights
New York divorce laws do not distinguish between heterosexual and same-sex couples in legal separation or divorce. Typical divorce concerns such as property division, alimony/spousal support, child support, and custody and visitation are handled through negotiation or trial.
- The lawyers at The Law Firm of Treuhaft & Zakarin take the time to understand your situation and work with you to set achievable goals. Our objective in a gay or lesbian divorce is the same as in any other family law case — to help you resolve your legal problems as quickly as possible so you can begin to move on with your life.