Experienced LGBTQ Divorce Attorney in NJ
Same-sex marriage has been legalized in New Jersey since October 21, 2013. Civil unions were recognized in February 2007. Before then, same-sex couples had the option of entering into registered domestic partnerships. Civil union couples receive the same legal treatment as married couples, with the only difference being that before 2013, people were only eligible for marriage if they were of the opposite sex. Breakups or dissolutions of civil unions follow the same laws as a married couple in a divorce, which is why it is important to hire an LGBTQ divorce attorney in NJ state.
The obligations, rights, and duties of domestic partners differ from those in a civil union or. A qualified LGBTQ divorce attorney like Irene knows the differences. Since 2007, couples in a domestic partnership had the opportunity to enter into a civil union and then in 2013 to be married. Entry into a civil union or marriage terminates the domestic partnership. Now that civil unions and marriages are recognized, only parties over the age of 62 are eligible to register as domestic partners. Irene Shor, Esq. routinely handles dissolutions of same-sex marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships and can help with any of your needs.