Handling Same-Sex Marriage Matters
Long Island Family Law Attorneys
If you have recently been married as a same-sex couple in the state of New York, or if you are considering marriage and are interested in learning more about family law matters as they apply to you, you should speak with a seasoned Long Island family law attorney right away. At Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C., our legal team works with same-sex couples through all family legal matters, including pre and postnuptial agreements, adoptions, wills or will packages, domestic partnerships, divorce, and any other areas of family law.
Same-Sex Marriage Legalized in New York
After New York passed a new piece of legislation entitled the Marriage Equality Act, same-sex couples are now granted the ability to obtain a legal marriage with the same state benefits, rights and obligations as opposite-sex couples. Additionally, people who reside in New York in same-sex marriages are now able to receive Federal benefits since same-sex marriage is legal here.
If you live in a state that does not recognize same-sex marriage, you may not be entitled to federal rights at this time. All of this can change very soon because Utah and one other state are taking similar cases up to the Supreme Court where the remainder of DOMA can be struck down. If you are a LGBT individual or couple and you need qualified help with any legal issue related to family law, we would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation to see how we could help. If you need a lawyer to help protect your rights, we could offer you the legal assistance that you need.
Why choose us?
As one of the largest matrimonial law firms on Long Island, the legal team at our office can help protect you and inform you of your legal rights in a same-sex marriage. If you need to make important decisions relating to pre or postnuptial agreements, adoptions, wills or will packages, divorce, or other issues before or directly after your marriage, we could help. To learn more about the Marriage Equality Act and to find out how our firm could help you with your same-sex family law concerns, please call our office today to schedule your initial consultation.