Manhattan Lawyers: Sound Legal Counsel Regarding Same-Sex Divorce
"I help clients keep their lives together when their marriages are falling apart." — Attorney Steven J. Mandel
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 The Mandel Law Firm 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 handled some of the first same-sex divorce cases in New York.
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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.
Unfortunately, at this time the federal government does not recognize same-sex marriages, and therefore does not acknowledge same-sex divorces. Dividing assets that have a federal law component, such as certain pension plans or 401(k)s, can be more of a challenge.
The lawyers at The Mandel Law Firm take the time to understand the specifics of your situation, including your emotional, financial, and legal needs, 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.
Schedule Your Consultation Today With a Manhattan Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer
Although we cannot guarantee the exact outcome of your divorce case, we can guarantee you will be treated with the respect, sensitivity and understanding you deserve, by every member of our legal team. Contact us online or by telephone toll free at (888) 2 WIN NOW (888-294-6669) or locally at (646) 770-3868 to speak with an experienced New York City same-sex divorce lawyer.