Brooklyn Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer
New York Adopts Same-Sex Marriage
When the legislature passed the Marriage Equality Act in 2011, New York
not only made it legal for same-sex couples to wed, it promised to give
full faith and credit to unions formed in other states that recognize
same-sex marriage. This means that any person from a same-sex couple that
meets the residency requirement can file for divorce in New York. Same-sex
spouses have the same rights to file an uncontested divorce or have a
court adjudicate the ancillary issues of their contested divorce, such as:
As Brooklyn divorce attorneys, Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C. has a strong
track record of success in negotiations, at trial and on appeal for all
of these issues. But we are also aware of and sensitive to issues that
affect gay and lesbian couples differently.
Settling Property Issues Before Conflicts Arise
Because marriage was denied to same-sex couples for so long, we see many
older couples who are only now able to formalize their relationships.
Many of these couples have already had productive careers and have amassed
significant assets. This can create uneasiness about entering a marriage,
especially where there are existing children from a prior relationship
or a wide disparity in personal wealth. Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C.
helps these couples by negotiating and drafting fair, comprehensive prenuptial
agreements that clearly spell out the financial understanding for the
Avoiding Custody Issues Through Easy but Decisive Steps
When same-sex couples adopt, it's important to memorialize the parent-child
relationship in a legally valid manner. This is also true when women in
same-sex marriages have children through artificial insemination. You
must take legal steps to ensure the parental rights of the woman who is
not the birth mother. Otherwise, if the marriage fails, only the birth
mother would have custodial or visitation rights.
Brooklyn tough, Manhattan smart family law representation!
Brooklyn divorce lawyers have the experience and resources necessary to pursue a strong case. Coffinas
& Lusthaus, P.C. is an established Brooklyn-based
family law firm available to assist same-sex couples throughout the five boroughs,
Westchester, and Nassau. We intentionally limit our caseloads so you can
have the high-quality representation you deserve.
Call Coffinas & Lusthaus, P.C.
today at (718) 717-1005 to begin your case.