Respectful Representation In Same-Sex Divorce
Same-sex divorce is different from opposite sex divorce. While it is always challenging for everyone, divorcing gay couples invariably face additional hurdles. While the legal process is the same, differences in how state and federal laws treat same-sex couples will affect how the divorce is structured. Hiring a knowledgeable New York lawyer who is familiar with the issues affecting same-sex couples is important.
At the Queens, New York, law firm of Kelton & Teichner, our lawyers have more than 30 years of helping our clients find positive solutions to their legal problems. Our background has made us adept at resolving unique challenges in a logical, cost-effective manner.
Overcoming Federal Hurdles In A Gay Divorce
The components of a divorce are the same in New York. Because the state recognizes gay marriage, a same-sex dissolution will also consider property division, spousal support, child custody and child support/visitation if applicable.
The most difficult aspect of gay divorce is property division. Until the federal government strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the transfer of assets, including retirement accounts such as 401(k)s and pensions, will be treated differently by the IRS. Our attorneys are familiar with these challenges and know how to find creative solutions to reach an equitable distribution of assets.
Contact Us For Help Today
If you are looking for helping dissolving your gay marriage, contact us. Our lawyers can help. There is no cost to learn about your options. Your first consultation is on us. For more information about how we can help, contact our lawyers by email or phone at 800-419-7751. Se habla español.