Manhattan LGBT Divorce Lawyer
Gay marriage was legalized nationwide on June 26, 2015. Since same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States, same-sex couples have enjoyed the same legal marital rights as traditional couples. These rights also extend to the matter of divorce.
A Manhattan divorce not only dissolves your same-sex marriage but also all of the attending issues. If you are in a same-sex marriage and are considering a divorce, it is vital to retain compassionate, reliable representation from an experienced Manhattan same-sex divorce attorney.
At the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, our LGBT and same-sex divorce attorneys are:
- Knowledgeable in all areas of Manhattan marriage and divorce laws and procedures;
- Skilled and dedicated to advocating for all clients; and
- Protective of your interests and determined to see you through this difficult time.
Everyone should have the support and counsel they need to navigate through their divorce. Contact the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark to learn more about our law firm and the services we offer all of our divorce and family law clients.
Let Our Manhattan LGBT and Same-Sex Divorce Attorney Help You
Divorces present a variety of stressors and affect everyone involved. If you and your partner share children, this is especially true. At the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, we take the time to understand your divorce needs and goals.
- Offer expert advice and ensure your interests are protected;
- Reduce your stress by handling all of the legal work for you;
- Act as a buffer between yourself and your spouse and/or your spouse’s attorney;
- Make sure costly mistakes are avoided;
- Produce a final divorce decree that is clear and free of errors; and
- Avoid unnecessary delays to expedite the divorce process.
Learn more about the same-sex divorce process and have your questions answered by a Manhattan divorce attorney. Schedule your confidential consultation at the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark now.
LGBT and Same-Sex Divorces are Treated the Same in New York
In Manhattan, the courts treat same-sex divorces the same as traditional divorces. Same-sex couples choosing to divorce must file divorce papers and define any terms of dissolution. Just as in heterosexual divorce, this is done in an uncontested, contested, or mediated fashion.
New York offers “no-fault” grounds for divorce, meaning a divorce may be pursued for an irretrievable breakdown of the marriage. The only requirement that must be met is that one spouse needs to have lived in New York for at least one year.
To finalize their divorce, couples must resolve the following if applicable:
- The distribution of assets and debts;
- Child custody and visitation;
- Child support; and
- Spousal support
When couples cannot reach agreements on their own, the judge decides any unresolved issues on their behalf. The judge does so during a trial under New York’s property laws regarding equitable distribution. In matters regarding children, the court will look to the children’s best interests when making any decisions.
Contact an Experienced Manhattan LGBT and Same-Sex Divorce Attorney
At the Law Office of Vivien I. Stark, our same-sex divorce attorneys guide individuals and their families successfully through the divorce process. If you need help with an LGBT divorce in Manhattan, our team can provide you with the support you need up through and including trial, if necessary.
Call us in Manhattan for an initial consultation. We will gladly answer your questions and address your concerns.