Yes, Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino have been handling same-sex divorce since New York allowed it, and we continue to follow the evolution of this area of family law very closely.
For many same-sex couples, the issues to be worked through in their divorce are identical to any other marital dissolution, but for others, there is huge amount of uncertainty to be navigated.
Same-sex families often have children that are adopted by one, or biologically related to only one spouse.
In the absence of second-parent adoption, custody and visitation issues can become extremely unfair toward a spouse who is emotionally bonded, but biologically unrelated, to a child.
New precedents stack up every day, and this area of law is evolving in a way that provides more parity to non-biological gay parents, but these cases continue to test New York judges’ willingness to see families the way that New Yorkers are increasingly creating them.
At Zelenitz, Shapiro & D’Agostino, we work closely with our clients to understand their needs, the issues in play, and how best to get everything they want out of the divorce.
Call us today at 718-725-9601 and learn how we can help with your same-sex divorce in New York.