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1. [Divorcing in Same-Sex Marriages: A Complex Landscape](#complex)
2. [Reasons for Divorce](#reasons)
3. [Challenges with Contesting Divorce Decree](#challenges)
4. [The Importance of Hiring a Lawyer](#lawyer)
5. [Call for an Attorney in Queens](#call)
6. [Table – Grounds For Divorce](#table)
Divorce is a challenging process in any circumstance, but it can be even more complex when it comes to same-sex divorce. Despite the legalization of same-sex marriage in June 2015, laws pertaining to same-sex divorce are still evolving. For same-sex couples in Queens, these uncertainties can add an extra layer of confusion to the divorce process.
Same-sex divorce shares many similarities with traditional divorce, but there are unique considerations, particularly in relation to child custody. In same-sex marriages, children are typically biologically related to only one parent, with the other parent assuming legal responsibility or adopting the child.
If you’re contemplating divorcing your same-sex partner in Queens, know that you can do so for a variety of reasons. The grounds for ending your marriage may include:
– Abandonment by your spouse for over a year
– Your spouse’s incarceration for over three years
– Cruel or inhumane treatment by your spouse
– Infidelity on your spouse’s part
– Your partner left home due to separation over a year ago
– Irreconcilable differences
Like traditional divorces, you must file a divorce petition and make claims regarding division of assets, alimony, child support, and custody.
However, if a divorce is contested—meaning the couple cannot reach an agreement on various matters—the procedure can become complex. In such cases, having an attorney well-versed in issues surrounding same-sex marriage and divorce is invaluable.
It’s advisable to hire an attorney, whether or not children are involved, to navigate the complexities of the divorce proceedings. A lawyer can provide quality representation, discover any hidden assets, and ensure honesty throughout the court proceedings. In cases where custody battles arise over non-biological children, a family lawyer can help safeguard your parental rights.
While many laws regarding child custody and divorce exist in Queens, finding a competent lawyer who understands both LGBT+ issues and equal rights within marriages is crucial. Such an attorney can help navigate the complex litigation more effectively than mainstream attorneys unfamiliar with these specific concerns.
| Reason | Brief Description |
| Abandonment | Spouses leave home without explanation |
| Incarceration | One spouse imprisons another spouse long term |
| Cruel behaviour | Domestic violence tendencies |
| Infidelity | Adultery |
| Separated | Spouse moved out of the household |
| Irreconcilable differences | Spouses cannot agree after trying to save the marriage |
Note: When facing separation as LGBT+ couples, issues spanning from child custody and access entitlements invariably involve legal representation.
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