Same-Sex Divorce Attorneys on Long Island and NYC
Advocating for LGBTQ Clients in Divorce Matters
When it comes to divorce, LGBTQ couples face many of the same legal challenges as any divorcing couple might. Whether a divorce concerns a same-sex couple or not, disentangling the legal and financial lives of two individuals is no small task, especially when issues concerning property, children, and support payments are considered.
If you are a party in a same-sex marriage and require legal representation during a divorce, we at Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C. can help. Protecting your interests during divorce can mean protecting custody of your children and your financial future. Rest assured that our same-sex divorce attorneys on Long Island and NYC are committed advocates for our clients and want to help them achieve their goals or best possible results by applying a personalized approach to their legal situation.
If you want to learn more about how Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C. can assist you with your Same-Sex Divorce, please schedule a consultation by contacting us online or by calling (631) 400-3342.
What We Can Do for You
Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C. can offer legal representation that helps someone in a same-sex marriage protect their interests throughout the divorce process. Failing to properly account for even seemingly minor details can adversely impact your way of life after the divorce is finalized.
Our attorneys are experienced in helping clients fight for their interests in the following and more:
- Property Division
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Spousal Maintenance/Alimony
- Business Valuation and Division
- Pensions, Retirement Plans, and Real Estate Valuation
- Judgment Modifications
When it comes to advocating for our clients in these and other pertinent legal matters, we strive to avoid unnecessary litigation that may be costly. If litigation becomes necessary to assert our client’s interests, however, we deliver the passionate advocacy necessary for success.
Marital Property & Equitable Distribution
New York is an equitable distribution state, which means that only the property acquired during the marriage or the increase value of assets acquired prior to the marriage will be divided between spouses. This can – and often does – mean that the division of marital property is not a 50/50 split between spouses.
This can be a contentious issue in a same-sex divorce where a couple may have been in a committed relationship before marriage. While marital property is considered as such when it was acquired during marriage, there may be unique considerations for same-sex couples who may have lived together for many years before they were legally permitted to marry.
Factors that may affect how much marital property one may be entitled to may include their age, health, separate property, income level, earning potential, as well as the other ways in which they contributed to the marriage, such as raising children and other domestic duties.
If you are concerned about getting your fair share of your marital property, please consult with our same-sex marriage attorneys on Long Island for guidance.
Child Custody, Support & Visitation
Same-sex couples may also be challenged by child custody, child support, and visitation matters. When a child is born or adopted into a same-sex marriage, both spouses are recognized as the child’s legal parents. If a child was adopted by a same-sex couple before their marriage, both parents may also be recognized as the child’s legal parents.
If the spouses in a same-sex couple are recognized as a child’s legal parents, then child custody, child support, and visitation matters are handled the same as any other divorce. This means the court will evaluate what each parent can offer the child and assign joint custody, sole custody, visitation rights, and child support according to the child’s best interests.
Need Legal Assistance? We Can Help.
Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C. can provide members of the LGBTQ community with the legal support they require when dealing with divorce. Our Same-Sex Divorce attorneys on Long Island and NYC understand that there may be nuances to ending a marriage involving two LGBTQ spouses that can present unique challenges in court.
If you want to be sure that someone is on your side and has your best interests in mind, turn to Law Offices of Sandra M. Radna, P.C. for the legal counsel you can rely on. For more information about what we can do for you, please get in touch with us today.
Request a consultation when you call (631) 400-3342 or contact us online.