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.
What the Right Divorce Attorney Can Do for You
Ending a relationship is tough on anyone, and it can be especially trying when it’s added to the many other issues that LGBTQ people face. Having someone on your side like Irene Shor, Esq. can make the process much easier and smoother. She’s a qualified divorce attorney who’s sensitive to LGBTQ needs and is familiar with all aspects of New Jersey laws and procedures. Consult with her on divorce and annulment services for same-sex marriages, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. She can guide you through it and answer all of your questions.
You’ll need a divorce attorney to handle complicated steps like distributing debt, resolving the division of property and other assets, and spousal support. Most importantly, Irene can help you work out child custody and visitation rights. New Jersey treats LGBTQ divorces like any other and is a no-fault state, so you don’t have to cite any specific reason for the separation. So long as one spouse has lived in New Jersey for at least a year, you are eligible to file for divorce under the state laws. Your divorce attorney is there for you at every phase to make it as painless as possible.