Gay, Lesbian & Transgender Family Issues
Resolving New York Same Sex Divorce Cases
Same sex marriage was legalized in the state of New York on July 24, 2011 under the Marriage Equality Act, allowing residents to legally marry their same sex partners. In addition to the personal rights and societal advancements secured through the legalization of same sex marriage, gay and lesbian couples also gained the right to legally divorce their spouse. Same sex couples now face the same legal matters as heterosexual couples seeking divorce as well as a number of new issues unique to same-sex divorce.
The attorneys at Miller Zeiderman Wiederkehr & Schwarz LLP can help you understand the complexities of same sex family law along with the immediate and long-term implications of divorce for you and your family. With over 100 years of combined experience, our team of talented Westchester County same sex divorce lawyers can help you confidently navigate the process of same sex divorce while making the best decisions for your family and your future.
Equality in Marriage and Divorce
Although the legalization of gay marriage in more than 70% of states across America is a tremendous achievement that brings us closer to realizing equality for people of all genders and sexual orientations, there are still many legal challenges specific to same sex couples that require advice and assistance from seasoned New York family law professionals.
For instance, if you are considering moving out of state, your case may be complicated by the fact that 30%of U.S. states do not yet recognize the validity of same sex marriage. It is prudent to contact a New York divorce attorney prior to relocating to determine whether any provisions are necessary to ensure your legal rights remain protected. A number of other legal matters, such as healthcare decisions and power of attorney, may require additional legal documents while living in a state that does not recognize same sex marriage.
Knowledgeable Westchester County Same Sex Divorce Lawyers
If you or someone you know has questions involving same sex marriage or divorce, our attorneys can provide answers, solutions, and clarity. We will help you understand the nuances of family law that may affect your case and discuss any legal issues that are likely to arise during a New York same sex divorce.
Contact the law offices of Miller Zeiderman Wiederkehr & Schwarz LLP to speak with a Westchester County same sex divorce lawyer and take control of your family law matters today. With two office locations in New York State, we provide advice and legal services to clients in Westchester County, White Plains, New York City, Putnam County, Orange County, Rockland County, and the Lower Hudson Valley.