Dedicated Bergen County Attorney for LGBT Divorce
Helping Same-Sex Couples Throughout the Divorce Process
All married couples, regardless of gender or sexual orientation, can potentially encounter irreparable obstacles during the course of their relationship and, in some cases, divorce is the only way to remedy the situation.
At Sherwood, Johnson & Poles, our divorce attorneys are experienced in handling all types of divorce cases, including those that involve same-sex couples. We are proud to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender clients throughout Bergen County.
Unique Issues in LGBT Divorce Cases
With the legalization of same-sex marriage across the country, the principles of divorce now apply to both same-sex and heterosexual couples. That said, LGBT couples still face some issues that are unique to their circumstances that other couples do not.
Below, our same-sex divorce lawyers break down these unique circumstances.
Alimony & Asset/Property Division in Same-Sex Divorce
Same-sex marriage became legal in 2013. However, many same-sex relationships date back far earlier than that. Therefore, two of the biggest issues in lesbian and gay divorce cases are equitable distribution and alimony, both of which heavily depend on the duration of the marriage.
If a couple was together for a considerable amount of time before the marriage and only married after same-sex marriage was legalized, the supported spouse would be at a disadvantage.
Child Custody Issues in an LGBT Divorce
Child custody is another tricky legal matter in a same-sex divorce case. Complicated legal issues can arise when one parent is the child’s biological parent through assisted reproduction and, given the newness of many of these legal matters, it is often difficult to anticipate how they may unfold in court.
An attorney with substantial experience in handling LGBT divorce cases would be able to provide the legal strategies and solutions you need to secure the arrangement you deserve.
Protect Your Rights and Ensure a Fair Same-Sex Divorce
At Sherwood, Johnson & Poles, we understand the unique challenges that same-sex couples face when going through a divorce. Our dedicated Bergen County attorneys specialize in LGBT divorce and are committed to providing compassionate and knowledgeable legal representation throughout the entire process.
When it comes to same-sex divorce, there are specific issues that may arise, including:
- Recognition of the marriage or domestic partnership
- Division of assets and property
- Alimony and spousal support
- Child custody and visitation rights
- Legal parentage and adoption
Our experienced attorneys have a deep understanding of the legal complexities surrounding same-sex divorce and will work tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure a fair resolution. We will guide you through each step of the process, providing personalized advice and representation tailored to your unique circumstances.
When you choose to work with Sherwood, Johnson & Poles, you can expect:
- Compassionate and understanding legal support
- Thorough knowledge of LGBT divorce laws
- Strategic negotiation and advocacy
- Effective communication and responsiveness
- Customized solutions for your specific needs
Don't navigate the complexities of same-sex divorce alone. Contact our LGBT divorce lawyers today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a fair and successful resolution. We are here to support you throughout this challenging time and help you move forward towards a brighter future.
Work with LGBT-Friendly Lawyers Near You
Marriage, regardless of your sexual orientation, may not always work for a couple. If you reached the point in your relationship where it is time to pull the plug, you need an experienced same-sex divorce attorney on your side to help you navigate the potential complexities and obstacles you may face as you go through the process.
At Sherwood, Johnson & Poles in Bergen County, our skilled LGBTQ+ family law team has what it takes to guide you through this time. We will create personalized legal solutions to tackle the unique issues many same-sex couples face while dissolving their marriage. With us on your side, you can feel confident that you will achieve a smooth resolution, so you can move forward with the next chapter of your life.
Call (888) 224-1218 to set up a consultation with an LGBT family lawyer near you.