Some Special Issues Apply in Same-Sex Divorce

Naturally enough, the legalization of same-sex marriage meant that same-sex divorce was not far behind. The dissolution of marriages among LGBT couples is not fundamentally different from heterosexual divorce. In both New York and New Jersey, a divorce requires the resolution of both financial and practical issues:

For same-sex couples, however, some issues may still require special attention. For example, many LGBT couples may have entered into cohabitation agreements or civil unions before marriage was legalized. These could be used as evidence of your intentions about sharing your property. Another example is legal parentage: In many same-sex couples, at least one parent is non-biological. If he or she has not established a legal relationship with the child through adoption or a parentage order, there may be repercussions on child custody and support decisions.

Family law attorney Philip Greenberg has more than 40 years of experience representing families of all kinds resolve their legal issues positively. Located in New York City, Philip A. Greenberg, P.C., Attorneys at Law, represents clients throughout New York and New Jersey. To set up a consultation, call 646-363-6807 or send an email.

Consult Veteran Divorce and Family Lawyer Philip Greenberg

Attorney Philip A. Greenberg brings to each case more than 40 years of legal experience. He is highly regarded in the legal community, having been listed for inclusion in New York Metro Super Lawyers list in multiple years — a distinction limited to the top 5 percent of all matrimonial attorneys in New York. He is recognized as a leader in the matrimonial field and is frequently asked to teach continuing legal education courses to other attorneys.

Mr. Greenberg is highly sensitive to his clients' needs and concerns. He is also very aware of potential risks and legal pitfalls that may arise for individuals who are going through a same-sex marriage dissolution. Mr. Greenberg has experience protecting the rights of clients in same-sex marriage dissolutions and is mindful of challenges presented by the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

Mr. Greenberg utilizes a creative and proactive approach to dispute resolution and has the litigation experience to vigorously protect the rights of his clients in the courtroom when necessary. As a client of Mr. Greenberg, you can be confident that you will receive the experienced, dedicated and highly personalized legal representation you require.

Contact Philip Greenberg Today for a Consultation

To schedule a consultation with Mr. Greenberg, call 646-363-6807 or contact him by email. He can meet with you in his Manhattan office or in a location convenient to you.