NYC Same Sex Marriage Attorney
The Marriage Equality Act of 2011: New York State
New York has joined the growing number of states that have legalized same
sex marriage. The federal government has not yet passed similar protection
for same sex couples. The family law attorneys at H. Benjamin Perez &
Associates, P.C. take pride in remaining current on same sex marriage
legislation across the country. They can help you to be proactive in ensuring
your marital and parental rights are respected both here in NYC and throughout
Retain a NYC Same Sex Marriage Lawyer
The passage of the
Marriage Equality Act gives same sex couples the same marriage rights enjoyed by every other
married couple in New York. Divorce will carry the same concerns faced
by divorcing couples. Asset division, distribution of debt and spousal
support will be part of any divorce proceeding. Our recommendation is
that a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement be created to clearly outline
the assets jointly created within the marriage as well as those brought
into the marriage by the individuals. Additionally, any debt brought into
the marriage should be identified as well as the manner of repayment, if any.
If there are children in the marriage, we advise that you obtain a second
parent adoption so that both parents have equal parental rights. This
can be important concerning medical decisions that must be made for the
children, particularly if you move to a state that does not recognize
same sex marriage. Custody will be easier to determine if both partners
have adopted the children as both parents will have legal rights to the children.
Our law firm prides itself in attracting the best legal talent in NYC.
We have been awarded the Clients Choice award from the prestigious Avvo®
rating service. The years of combined experience we law have in family
law will ensure that our clients enjoy the highest quality legal representation
possible in New York City.
Contact us to experience the level of commitment we have to our client's needs.
We look forward to working with you.