Just as New York State’s Marriage Equality Act allows for same-sex marriages to be performed and their status fully recognized in New York State, state law also requires that a divorce of a same-sex couple be treated under the law, in the same manner, a divorce for a heterosexual couple would be.
As such, same-sex couples are subject to the full range of other New York State laws and requirements that can come into play in the course of a divorce situation, such as those pertaining to child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support and maintenance, and equitable distribution of marital property and assets.
Divorce is often a painful situation for all parties involved, as it represents the definitive and legal dissolution of what was once a loving union, and the decision to divorce was probably reached only after much careful thought and consideration. And if children are involved, the decision to proceed with divorce can be that much more difficult.
The Law Office of Lance H. Meyer is well aware of all the legalities concerning divorce in New York State. The firm is experienced in helping the parties of same-sex marriages navigate the complexities of divorce law, and are available in the greater New York City & Long Island Area, including the boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens, as well as Westchester and Long Island.
Divorce in New York State is granted by the state Supreme Court. Other related matters, such as child support, child custody, child visitation, as well as alimony or spousal support/maintenance and equitable distribution of marital property are handled by a family court. Attorney Meyer is a member of the New York State Bar Association, the Nassau County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association, and handles cases relevant to both types of courts in New York State.
Anyone who is going through a divorce should consult with a family law attorney who is knowledgeable regarding same-sex marriages and the divorce requirements in New York. Lance Meyer, Esq., is the experienced attorney you need and can help as you work through every step of the process. The full staff at the Law Office of Lance H. Meyer care for clients with respect and understanding of the situation they are going through and strive to always obtain a resolution that represents clients’ best interests.
Reasons to Hire a Divorce Lawyer:
Couples who wish to obtain a divorce in New York must follow very specific legal requirements. To make sure you are properly represented throughout the process, you need a divorce attorney who is familiar with the law and has experience in working with all types of divorce matters. A qualified divorce attorney will:
- Explain your rights and responsibilities under the law
- Ensure you meet state residency requirements and show you have valid grounds for divorce
- Where children are involved, explain your parental rights, including requirements for custody and visitation and parents’ obligations concerning child support
- Help you understand the process for requesting or paying spousal support and spousal maintenance
- In the case of contested divorce, litigate on your behalf and represent you in court; in the case of uncontested divorce, negotiate a thorough, proper divorce agreement on your behalf
- File all required legal forms and documentation properly and on time
- So you don’t have to be directly involved in stressful interactions with your spouse, interface with your spouse’s attorney or representative to calmly discuss and negotiate terms for support, child custody, equitable distribution of property, etc.
The Law Office of Lance H. Meyer supports your every legal need through a divorce matter and offers compassionate and caring divorce advice and legal representation. We offer a complimentary consultation to get to know you, and so you can ask questions about us and gain a level of trust and confidence that we will properly represent you. Our fees are reasonable, and we offer discounts to military veterans, police officers, fire fighters, court officers, New York State court employees, and New York State teachers.
If divorce is your only option and you are located in the greater New York City & Long Island Area, Long Island, or Westchester, call our law office today. The Law Office of Lance H. Meyer serves the greater New York City & Long Island Area and Long Island. Attorney Meyer is committed to helping same-sex clients understand and navigate the legal requirements involved a divorce proceeding.