Same-Sex Marriage & Family Law
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, 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.
Why You Need a Lawyer, Even When Same-Sex Marriage is Legal
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 can receive Federal benefits as well.
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 an 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.
Family Lawyers in Great Neck – Serving All of Long Island & The New York Metro area
As one of the largest matrimonial law firms on Long Island, the legal team at Wisselman, Harounian & Associates can inform you of your legal rights regarding same-sex marriage. We work closely with our clients to develop personalized strategies that help them pursue their legal goals. Our solutions are always creative, applicable, and cost-effective. 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 can help.
Learn more about the Marriage Equality Act and to how our firm can help you. Call our office today to schedule your initial consultation.