• 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 supportchild 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.