In a strict legal sense, divorce, matrimonial law and other family law issues are the same for same-sex couples as they are for heterosexual couples. However, when confronted with legal issues, working alongside an attorney who understands the nuanced issues facing same-sex couples is imperative.
Divorce is never simple. I can help you not only reach a positive outcome, but achieve that outcome in an efficient, effective and comfortable manner.
Your Familial Concerns Are My Top Priority
There's no questioning that divorce and other family law disputes are incredibly taxing. But for many same-sex couples, the road to obtaining the same rights as heterosexual couples has been long and arduous.
At Cohen Law, I have been handling family law cases in New York for over 40 years. In that time, I've watched the legal and social attitudes change regarding gay, lesbian and transgender family law issues. Throughout my family law career, I've worked alongside couples from all walks of life facing a variety of issues, including:
- Child custody and visitation
- Same-sex couple adoption
- Parental rights
- Spousal maintenance
- Property division
- Prenuptial agreements
- Modifications and enforcement
- Financial issues during divorce, including bankruptcy
More than just your lawyer, I'm here to guide and support you through one of the most challenging moments of your life. Many people come into my office feeling lost, confused and isolated. As a small, private practice, you will receive the personal attention you need to make sense of what you're facing and retake control of your life.
When Your Relationship Is At Its End, I Can Help You Start Anew
Whether you were married here in New York, outside the state and have established residency in Broome County, or your circumstances are completely different, I encourage you to reach out to me and learn how we can work together to help you.
If you have been served with divorce papers or simply have questions regarding your options, contact me, Lauren S. Cohen, at my Johnson City or Binghamton law offices by calling 607-798-0088 or by filling out an online contact form. I work with same-sex couples throughout the Southern Tier region of New York.
There is a modest consultation fee for divorce and family law matters.