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Legal assistance for same-sex couples

Same-sex couples have always been able to benefit from the help of family law attorneys, though the need for legal advice certainly increased back in 2013 when same-sex marriage was officially legalized in the state. With same-sex marriage now legalized all across the country, there are many additional legal questions that are being raised about same-sex marriage and its place in the law.

Because same-sex marriage has been legal for a relatively longer time period in New Jersey than in many other states, same-sex couples in New Jersey arguably have an even greater need for legal assistance when it comes to family law. While same-sex couples in other states are mostly happy to be married, there are many same-sex couples in New Jersey who are now having to manage the legal aspects of being married, including adoptions for example.

Of course with any marriage comes the possibility of divorce, and this is another legal area that many same-sex couples likely do not have a great deal of experience in. Things like alimony, child custody, and property division may be completely foreign, and lack of understanding could cause you to lose a great deal of your property or even prevent you from seeing your adopted child as much as you would like.

Simply because New Jersey has recognized the legal union of same-sex couples longer than other states does not mean that family law is less important for such couples in our state. In fact, in most cases it will mean that family law is more important since there are more issues that same-sex couples will likely have to contend with. If you are involved in a same-sex marriage, and you have questions about family law, visit our webpage to learn how we can assist you with any questions you may have.

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