Divorce is an incredibly personal and, at times, complicated issue, and if you are a member of the LGBTQ community who is now considering getting divorced, you need an experienced Nassau County LGBTQ family lawyer who truly cares about the outcome of your divorce. Fortunately, you have just found that attorney here at Barrows Levy PLLC. Contact our firm today to learn more about how we can assist you.
Nassau County LGBTQ Family Lawyer | Assisting LGBTQ Couples Across Long Island
There was a time where not all states recognized gay marriage. In fact, New York State did not legalize gay marriage until 2011. Because of this, members of the LGBTQ community who are seeking a divorce should strongly consider hiring an attorney who has significant experience handling these divorces. Our Nassau County family law attorney has the knowledge and dedication needed to effectively guide you through every step of the legal process ahead.
How LGBTQ Divorce Works in New York State
As with all other divorces, if you are looking to get divorced, you will have to meet the state’s residency requirement so that the court can establish jurisdiction over your case. From here, you must cite valid grounds for divorce. Some examples of valid divorce grounds in New York State are as follows:
- An irretrievable breakdown for a period of 6 months or more prior to the commencement of the action for divorce
LGBTQ Divorce Process
To initiate the divorce process, you will first have to file a Complaint for Divorce. The Complaint for Divorce will include both the grounds for your divorce, as well as any temporary relief that you may require during the course of the divorce process. For example, if you require child support, alimony, or financial assistance paying legal fees until your divorce is resolved, you may include this in your Complaint.
If your divorce is uncontested, meaning you can agree on all divorce-related terms, such as the division of marital assets, alimony, and more, you may finalize your divorce with the assistance of an attorney without ever having to go to court. However, if you are in a contested divorce, you will most likely have to undergo a wide array of standard divorce processes, including discovery, the compliance conference, pre-trial motions, and, finally, your trial. Your divorce will conclude with a Judgment of Divorce, which will include the terms of your divorce, such as child support/custody, alimony, property distribution, and more.
Contact Our Nassau County LGBTQ Family Lawyer
Members of the LGBTQ community can rely on the compassionate attorneys here at Barrows Levy PLLC to effectively guide them through every step of the process ahead. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.