Yes, same-sex couples who are married and meet the residency requirements in Queens may file for divorce here.
While the legislature’s intention is that same-sex divorce will be equivalent to opposite-sex divorce, it’s important that you work with a legal team who is well versed on this evolving area of law.
For many same-sex couples who’ve been together for years or decades, the distinction between marital assets and separate assets is fuzzier than it is for couples who were legally permitted to marry at any point in their relationship.
And child custody considerations in second parent adoption is not yet a settled matter in New York.
The attorneys at Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino work to ensure that our clients get the best possible settlement in their divorce action.
Call us today at 718-523-1111 for a free consultation with experienced Queens divorce lawyers.