Long Island Same-Sex Marriage & Divorce
Representation for Same-Sex Couples
Same-sex marriages and divorces involve several complexities that demand
the help of a Long Island same-sex family lawyer. While the state of New
York recognizes gay marriage, the federal government still does not and
the ramifications of this require a skillful address in order to ensure
your rights are protected.
At Friedman & Friedman, Attorneys at Law, we concentrate on matrimonial
and family law and have an extensive history fighting for the rights of
gay and lesbian couples. The legal, financial and personal implications
of laws relating to same-sex marriage must be approached compassionately
and with great insight in order to protect your family and your finances
throughout your marriage and in the event of a divorce.
Schedule your consultation by calling 516-688-0088!
New York Gay & Lesbian Family Law Issues
Our legal team knows how to protect you from the many loopholes in the
law that can leave you unprotected. We are dedicated to fighting for your
rights and offer advice and representation in the following areas:
Prenuptial & Postnuptial Agreements
Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements offer invaluable protection in the
event of a divorce. While these instruments can assist the dissolution
of any marriage to go more smoothly and agreements regarding finance and
children to be better controlled, they are particularly vital for gay
and lesbian couples.
Gay and lesbian couples may not be discriminated against if they wish
to adopt a child and our firm can guide you through the entire adoption
process. It is vital to realize that if you are the non-biological parent
of your child, you do not have any parental rights in the event of a same-sex
divorce without having formally adopted the child.
Child custody may well be the most important issue in any divorce and
protecting your relationships with your children is something our legal
team is passionate about. Child custody can be a very difficult pursuit
if you are not the biological or adoptive parent of the child. We can
advise on how best to protect your rights and advocate for them tirelessly
on your behalf.
Spousal maintenance agreements can be difficult to navigate during a same-sex
divorce due to the tax implications of the federal government's lack
of recognition of gay marriage. It is crucial you have legal counsel that
can take a comprehensive view of your particular situation and help to
determine what would be the most beneficial approach to spousal maintenance.
There are numerous complications that can arise in relation to property
division due to the laws surrounding same-sex marriages. The best approach
is to have a prenuptial agreement in place to protect your rights in the
event of a separation. In any case, we can battle to protect your assets
and your future quality of life, along with that of your children.
Unfortunately, federal law does not offer the same tax protections to
same-sex couples as married heterosexuals enjoy. Even so, there are steps
you can take to approach your finances and taxes strategically in order
to achieve the most beneficial tax arrangements possible.
Long Island Same-Sex Family Attorney
As a mother of two, Sari Friedman understands the importance of a skilled
family lawyer. She is listed in the Who's Who in American Law and
the Who's Who in American Professionals, achievements which reflect
her professional ability and dedication to her clients.
With a personal history of more than 35 years in matrimonial law, she leads
our firm in our service of gay and lesbian couples throughout New York.
We pride ourselves on being compassionate, proactive, understanding, knowledgeable
and effective and consider it a privilege to be able to help you pursue