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Staten Island LGBT Same Sex Divorce Lawyers

Why You Need a Skilled Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer in New York

Same-sex marriage was legalized by the Supreme Court in June 2015, but New York was ahead of the times on this matter. It enacted the same legislation back in 2011, and ever since then, couples who want to end their union have had a chance to legally do so. However, whether you’re in a same-sex or heterosexual divorce, it can be extremely challenging emotionally and financially speaking.

That’s why you should seek help from someone fully skilled in providing legal representation for same-sex divorces. With that assistance, you’ll find out what your rights are as well as how best to approach any issues that may arise along the way.

When seeking advice regarding a pending divorce case, there are several areas where such an attorney can provide excellent support:

Property Division

The division of property is one aspect that must be addressed before finalizing your separation. A good attorney will ensure that all assets acquired during and before marriage are divided equitably between both parties.

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.

Alimony and Spousal Support

Once the property has been divided accordingly, an assessment of alimony or spousal support payments may be necessary. In most cases, one spouse tends to earn more than the other. Therefore it is essential to determine if financial support will be necessary for one spouse after dissolution of marriage.

Parenting Plans and Child Custody

For same-sex couples with children when pursuing divorce, matters concerning parenting plans and child custody come into play. The court will consider various factors such as best interests of the child’s welfare in determining custody arrangements.

Child Support Payments

In some situations after separating from their partner, a parent might need assistance with child support payments for their children’s wellbeing. Your attorney can guide you through resolving these issues and ensure that the court has an accurate understanding of your situation.

The legal system treats same-sex divorces equally to heterosexual ones; thus, the process is the same from a legal standpoint. You must have proper representation when it comes to divorce cases. By having an attorney look at your case, you can get a good assessment of your specific situation.

While no one wants a contentious divorce, people experience various issues causing bitterness in some situations. A great defense attorney will work for you every step of the way, ensuring everything runs efficiently as possible so you can begin moving on with your life.

During litigation or hearing, both spouses’ attorneys try to reach reasonable conclusions or agreements. If emotions get in the way of such progress and result in using kids against each other – this happens sometimes – then you can trust that your attorney will strategize the best defense plan while arguing your case effectively.

A good lawyer always aims at concluding a matter promptly to prevent any unnecessary drama or additional burdens created by an uncooperative spouse while still making sure they represent their client well-ethically and professionally.

In Conclusion

Same-sex marriages have come along way since New York enacted legislation for its legalization back in 2011. However, just like heterosexual couples, LGBTQ+ unions face various negative factors contributing to ending relationships vis-a-vis uncontrollable emotions.

The complexity surrounding same-sex marriage dissolutions require careful navigation through legal tangles regarding alimony payments and asset distribution.

Only skilled lawyers with substantial years of experience dealing with similar cases can successfully help clients face specific challenges during separations without further detrimental emotional impact on both parties involved.

When choosing a quality legal representative in these instances be sure they are competent enough to take up unique interests important for your particular case outcome. The right kind of guidance fosters amicable agreement settlements towards restoring normalcy after divorces are finalized.

If you need assistance with a same-sex divorce in New York, consider contacting the experienced attorneys at Spodek Law Group. They have the knowledge and skills to guide you through this challenging process.

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