Although equal rights for gay couples has not yet spread throughout the entirety of the United States, a few states do recognize and allow marriages between lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered couples, also known as LGBT couples, including New York state. The Mandel Law Firm family law attorneys, based in New York City, are here to help same-sex couples with powers of attorney, wills, assistance in preparing partnership agreements, as well as other documents necessary to legally protect LGBT rights.
The Mandel family law attorneys have extensive experience in handling LGBT matters and other legal issues faced by same-sex couples. Our attorneys are adept at preparing cohabitation agreements, as well as post-nuptial and pre-nuptial agreements recognized throughout the country, regardless of whether the state has acknowledged LGBT rights or not. Our firm helps same-sex partners maximize and maintain all their rights following their legal marriage in New York.
If same-sex partners have adopted children, the Mandel Family Law attorneys can help with donor insemination contracts, non-biological parents' rights to visitation, and obligations for financial support. The family law attorneys can also help with parenting contracts between second parents and biological parents, and can guide you through Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, regulations such as last wills and powers of attorney.
Our firm is here to assist and aid same-sex partners with any of your concerns from marriage to even possible divorce-related concerns such as child custody, pet custody, real estate transfers asset reallocation, and same sex domestic violence issues.