Same-Sex Family Law
Supreme Court Ruling Makes Gay Marriage Legal In All 50 States
While New York State had enacted its own legislation allowing gay marriage back in 2011, a June 2015 U.S. Supreme Court ruling made gay marriage legal in all 50 states. The law will affect New York residents insofar as same-sex marriages performed in New York must now be legally recognized in other states. Furthermore, New York couples who wish to marry in other states must now be allowed to do so. While the ruling represents a victory for same-sex couples wishing to marry, the ruling could also eventually bring with it a greater number of same-sex couples seeking a divorce.
There is no legal difference between a family law case involving a heterosexual couple and a case involving a same-sex couple. As with any divorce, marital property will be subject to equitable distribution, spousal maintenance can be requested and the well-being of children must be ensured in child support, custody and visitation plans. At Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, we can handle all of these issues for you.
Same-Sex Family Law And Divorce Lawyers
At Angiuli & Gentile, LLP, we assist gay and lesbian couples on Staten Island, New York, with all aspects of family law, including divorce, child custody, property division, child support and spousal support/maintenance (alimony). We have 30 years of experience and dedicate ourselves to providing our clients with the attentive service they need for their critical family law issues.
From negotiating or litigating a workable parenting plan to making sure you receive your fair share of assets, we will take on these important issues so you can focus on moving into the next phase of your life. If you have a prenuptial agreement, we will make sure that your divorce is handled according to the agreed-upon plan.
Although we strive to resolve cases as efficiently and amicably as possible, if an agreement to your satisfaction cannot be reached, we are more than capable of aggressively litigating on your behalf.
We’ll Take It From Here
When you hire our firm to handle your family law issues, you can rest your head on your pillow at night knowing that your future is in good hands. Contact us online or call 347-201-4447 today to arrange a consultation with our Staten Island same-sex family law attorneys.