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Changes for Same-Sex Families

In the changing year of 2015, the United States shifted in a better direction. The same-sex marriage finally earned the legalization that it had battled for many years. Due to this, without shame, a non-traditional bride and groom can display their same-sex wedding toppers and celebrate the extraordinary union with love and family. The Supreme Court made the decision, following much elation from those who had been enjoying lives with their beloved partners for years, but with no rights to be married as their union could never be established by society. Even though many rushed to the altar to get their names established as one, many also rushed to the divorce lawyers as well to bid farewell to their same-sex union.

Spiking Divorce Rates

Divorce rates have spiked, but it’s not because same-sex marriages were legalized. There has been an increase in divorce, and many have speculated that it may be because those who were secretly gay were in marriages where they were wed to a person of the opposite gender to act as a ‘beard.’ Many unfortunately felt that if they hid their true self behind a perfect family, their gay tendencies would melt away, and no one would notice. Entirely the opposite was true. However, as unfortunate as this is, many same-sex couples are also experiencing a type of broken harmony and disunion, leading them into the wide open arms of divorce.

George FernandezGeorge Fernandez
14:16 30 Apr 24
Excellent 10 out of 10, Helped resolve my case. Jeremy explained everything and made everything easy to understand.
21:33 24 Apr 24
If you are looking for a lawyer that listens, is aggressive where needed, and holds his word above all else, Todd is the best pick. I had hired multiple attorneys prior to hiring the Spodek Group for a white collar case. The first thing that stood out to me was the cost, as anyone going through the process and dealing with the system, money was tight at that time - especially after hiring and firing multiple lawyers. The cost was not as high as others which was definitely a plus. Todd's intake process was also unlike other attorneys. He took the time to actually listen. He cared. He was trying to put himself in my shoes while I was explaining the situation to him and he really took the time to understand the whole situation. Other lawyers will give you 15 mins and send you a retainer agreement. Not Todd, I think he spent almost two hours with me as I was explaining everything.Not only was he great during the onboarding process, he was supportive and very informative through the entire plea process and eventually sentencing. After hiring him, I asked if I should hire a prison consultant, he told me to save my money as he would do everything they would. He was right and held up to his word. Later on I would hear from others that went with the prison consultants that they were a waste of money - I am glad I listened to Todd!When it came time for sentencing, two days prior to sentencing, the prosecutor tried increasing my proposed prison time by almost double - apparently a normal move. Todd and his team worked with me non-stop through the weekend prior to sentencing to ensure that I was not given additional prison time. Again, he took the time to listen and came up with a strategy to explain the case with great detail.Unfortunately, I did plead guilty as that was my best option. Todd and his whole team wrote up nearly 300 pages of a summary of what happened and why I should not be given prison time. If I breakdown the amount I spent with Todd versus the amount of work that I saw being done, I am shocked I was not charged four times as much. The other benefit was, a lot of criminal defense lawyers were just a single attorney with a paralegal or two. Todd had a team of people that I dealt with (5-7 people that I interacted with), but he was ALWAYS accessible. It would never take him more than an hour to reply unless he was in court.I was sentenced to prison and I was emotionally distraught. Todd and his team did whatever they could even after sentencing to make sure I was alright. He personally stayed in touch with my family to ensure I was doing alright and offered support to them. Most lawyers would consider the job complete at sentencing, not Todd.After prison, Todd still spent time with me to make sure I was on the right track and avoiding any potential risks in the future. He has also been giving advice on how to navigate probation etc and has not been looking at the clock for billing.Although I wish I had never been arrested in the first place, I am glad I had Todd and his team in my corner. Without them I likely would have had to spend a lot more time in prison than I did.Thank you, Todd, and the entire Spodek Law team, for helping turn what was a nightmare into a manageable situation!
Yelva Saint-PreuxYelva Saint-Preux
19:26 19 Apr 24
I am immensely grateful to the entire team at Spodek Law Group for their unwavering dedication and exceptional expertise throughout my case. From our initial consultation to the final resolution, their professionalism and tireless advocacy made all the difference. Their strategic approach and attention to detail instilled confidence in me every step of the way.Thanks to their hard work and commitment, we achieved a truly favorable outcome that exceeded my expectations. Not only did they navigate the complexities of my case with precision, but they also provided invaluable support and guidance during what was undoubtedly a challenging time. I cannot recommend Spodek Law Group highly enough, especially attorneys Todd Spodek and Claire Banks; they are beacons of excellence in the legal profession.YSP.
Katherine SunKatherine Sun
18:08 18 Apr 24
my lawyer is Alex Zhik. Efficient, patient and professional
Nun yaNun ya
17:48 18 Apr 24
Todd, Ralph and Alex are amazing. Helped my husband get from a double digit number with multiple charges to a single digit, by the time I blink he will be out. They very professional and help with all your needs. They dealt with my anxiety and worry very well and they understand that your family member needs to get home as soon as possible.
Keisha ParrisKeisha Parris
20:45 15 Mar 24
Believe every single review here about Alex Z!! From our initial consultation, it was evident that Alex possessed a profound understanding of criminal law and a fierce dedication to his clients rights. Throughout the entirety of my case, Alex exhibited unparalleled professionalism and unwavering commitment. What sets Alex apart is not only his legal expertise but also his genuine compassion for his clients. He took the time to thoroughly explain my case, alleviating any concerns I had along the way. His exact words were “I’m not worried about it”. His unwavering support and guidance were invaluable throughout the entire process. I am immensely grateful for Alex's exceptional legal representation and wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone in need of a skilled criminal defense attorney. Alex Z is not just a lawyer; he is a beacon of hope for those navigating the complexities of the legal system. If you find yourself in need of a dedicated and competent legal advocate, look no further than Alex Z.
Taïko BeautyTaïko Beauty
16:26 15 Mar 24
I don’t know where to start, I can write a novel about this firm, but one thing I will say is that having my best interest was their main priority since the beginning of my case which was back in Winter 2019. Miss Claire Banks, one of the best Attorneys in the firm represented me very well and was very professional, respectful, and truthful. Not once did she leave me in the dark, in fact she presented all options and routes that could possibly be considered for my case and she reinsured me that no matter what I decided to do, her and the team will have my back and that’s exactly what happened. Not only will I be liberated from this case, also, I will enjoy my freedom and continue to be a mother to my first born son and will have no restrictions with accomplishing my goals in life. Now that’s what I call victory!! I thank the Lord, My mother, Claire, and the Spodek team for standing by me and fighting with me. Words can’t describe how grateful I am to have the opportunity to work with this team. I’m very satisfied, very pleased with their performance, their hard work, and their diligence.Thank you team!
K MarK Mar
01:37 25 Jan 24
I recently had Spodek Law Group represent me for a legal matter in NYC and I am thoroughly impressed with their services.Alex Zhik secured the best possible outcome for my case.It was a seamless journey from the initial consultation to the resolution of my legal matter. From the moment I spoke to Todd about my case, his enthusiasm to help was evident, setting a positive tone for the entire experience. The efficiency and professionalism displayed by the team is commendable.A particularly noteworthy aspect of their service is their user-friendly portal to upload your documents/evidence. This not only simplified the process, but showcases their commitment to streamline the client experience.Lastly, in an industry where legal fees can often be a concern, I found their pricing to be very reasonable, making needing legal assistance feel accessible and stress-free.I am grateful for their support and wouldn't hesitate to turn to them again in the future.

Legal Divorce Assistance for Same-Sex Couples

Long Island Same-Sex Divorce lawyers can help with prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, especially for those who rushed to get married with the gut-wrenching fear that the law could change, once again, in an instant. The firm can help one understand the decisions that were made in the marriage, and the outcomes of finances and agreements during the divorce process. The divorce lawyers stay up to date on the shifting sands of the law and help the clients understand how these changes can affect their divorce and the divorce outcome. Spousal maintenance, property distributions, and tax implications will be discussed at length, as complications can arise due to laws that encapsulate same-sex marriages. Experienced attorney recognize that state laws and federal laws may differ, so legal counsel is highly advised in these particular divorces involving same-sex marriages.

Child Custody, Adoptions and Divorce

Divorces may be more complicated if there is a child custody situation involved, especially with a child that came from an adoption situations. Long Island, Same-sex Divorce lawyers, will never discriminate against a same-sex couple and parental rights will be examined and fairly assessed. protecting the relationships with children involved is something that the legal team cares passionately about. Child custody, especially in same-sex divorce cases, can be a challenge if one isn’t the biological/adoptive parent of the child involved. Experienced attorneys can help protect one’s rights and advocate on behalf of those interested in the child’s well being.

Safe Place and Judgement-Free Zones

With experienced staff, the firm promises to help those individuals who are wishing for a divorce, and it also desires to help them adopt a new life as changes in society also go through a metamorphosis of its own. If one is in a same-sex marriage, the last thing they need is to be judged, scrutinized, harassed and have their case mishandled by someone who doesn’t approve of those in a same-sex marriage. Divorces are an emotionally draining process with a financial cost. The many stakes at the feet of divorce can affect many involved in the family for a long time. That’s why it’s essential to put one’s trust in the hands of an attorney that cares and has compassion for those in a same-sex marriage. Affordability, judgment-free zones, and a safe place is offered as we go through the complicated processes together and help one begin the journey of healing.

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