New York State recognizes same-sex marriages entered in both this state and other states. As long as the same-sex couple lives in New York and meets the residency requirements for divorce in the Empire State, they may obtain a divorce. Legally, same-sex and heterosexual divorces have mostly the same concerns. However, a same-sex divorce case may have emotional complications that heterosexual divorces don’t have, including the potential of censure from family, friends, or those in the LGBT community. A sensitive, compassionate New York, NY, same-sex divorce lawyer from the Law Office of Daniel Clement can guide you through the unique challenges of ending your marriage.
New York law views same-sex and heterosexual marriages the same with regard to property division, child custody, support, and visitation, and spousal support. Divorces may be settled out of court, through mediation, or at trial if the spouses cannot compromise.
Ideally, you and your soon-to-be-ex-spouse can settle the divorce out of court and avoid the pain of a trial. Our family law attorneys work with you to find the best solution and protect any children you or your spouse have guardianship of. Unfortunately, when disagreements about the family home, alimony, or child custody arise, the separation becomes more complicated. The divorce can take more time and cost more.
There may be other complications with a same-sex divorce that heterosexual complications may not face.
“Daniel is a highly skilled professional whose experience and emotional support were key enable me navigate and successfully go through what can be a challenging and stressful process at times. I am very grateful for his prompt responsiveness always, his commitment to protecting my interests and efficiency at getting my divorce finalized. I definitely recommend.”
Daniel Clement graduated from Brooklyn Law School and the State University of New York at Albany. With over 35 years of experience, he has been a member of the New York City Bar Association and the Matrimonial Committee. In addition, he has worked as an Arbitrator in the Small Claims Court of the City of New York.
Known for his straightforward yet savvy approach to law, he specializes in multiple areas of family law including divorce, how to protect assets in a divorce, child custody, prenuptial agreements, property division, maintenance/alimony, and high net worth divorce. Clients hire Daniel for the personal attention, hard work, street smarts, and excellent value he brings to each case.
An accomplished attorney, Daniel also lectures and writes for various publications, including a blog entitled the “New York Divorce Report” and has co-authored the book, “Onward and Upward: Guide to Getting Through New York Divorce and Family Law.”