New Jersey Same-Sex Divorce and Family Law
In October of 2013, New Jersey recognized the right of same-sex couples to marry. Since then thousands of same-sex couples have exercised their right to marry. Of course, while every marriage begins with the best of intentions, there is no question that some marriages will end in divorce. Whether you are in a same-sex or opposite-sex marriage and are considering divorce, the fact is you need a lawyer to protect your rights during a same-sex divorce.
At Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP, we represent all people and families. We have experience with same-sex family law issues and understand the unique legal needs of LGBT families. Our lawyers have the New Jersey family law experience to represent people in same-sex domestic partnerships, civil unions and marriages.
We Can Protect Your Rights in LGBT Family Law Matters
Depending on the facts of the case, there may be complexities for same-sex families that do not affect heterosexual couples. When a child is born while a couple is married or in a civil union, each parent will be considered a legal parent of that child. Couples who did not marry or enter into a civil union prior to the birth may face legal challenges concerning their rights to the child. The nonbirth parent may need an attorney’s help to get rights to custody and parenting time with the child if the couple separates.
You can trust in our entire staff’s knowledge of all areas of family law, including the rapidly evolving laws regarding same-sex marriage and divorce. We will explore all reasonable solutions to the issues you may face, including child custody and property distribution.
Contact Shimalla, Wechsler, Lepp & D’Onofrio, LLP
To schedule an appointment with a divorce attorney in Warren Township, New Jersey with experience in representing same-sex couples, please call 908-922-4238 or contact us online. We represent clients across Somerset, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Union, Morris, Monmouth, Mercer, and Essex counties, and beyond.