With all the recent news about same-sex marriage, there is a lot of legal precedents that remains to be set with regard to same-sex divorce. Although the phenomenon of parting ways from a same-sex marriage is not necessarily new, it has not been handled in Americaâ€™s courts in the high numbers that heterosexual marriages have.
Typical issues in a divorce involve questions about child custody, alimony, child support, and division of property. As these issues begin to come to courts in higher numbers, the legal precedent may be set that will help family lawyers across the country determine trends.
Your best asset in any divorce is an experienced family law attorney who can help prepare you for what to expect. In a difficult time, the fact that same-sex divorce is not clearly defined under the law or in legal tradition yet can compound the confusion and anxiety you feel. One of the most powerful things you can do is be prepared and feel as if you know what to expect.
When meeting with your divorce attorney for the first time, come ready to discuss all of the relevant issues involved in ending the marriage. If children are a factor, then it is likely that you are very nervous about how the childrenâ€™s lives will change as a result of the divorce. If possible and in the best interests of the children, then you and your former spouse may want to share custody of the children. To the extent that you can, communicating and being open with one another makes the transition much easier on children. This, combined with knowing what to expect during your case and feeling as though your concerns are being shared in court, can go a long way towards reducing the worry you have related to divorce. Jayson Lutzky is a Bronx, New York attorney handling divorce cases. With over 32 years of experience, he is highly qualified to handle cases involving divorce, child support, spousal support (alimony) and division of marital property. Call 718-514-6619 to schedule a free in-person initial consultation with Mr. Lutzky. Visit www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com to learn more about the lawyer.