Same-Sex Divorce Your Rights Are Our Business

New Jersey Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers

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The end of a relationship that was once thought to last a lifetime can be a traumatic and emotionally taxing experience. Just like any other divorce, same-sex couples who separate must solve issues of property division, child custody arrangements, and spousal support in order to have their marriage legally dissolved. If you are considering divorcing your partner, a New Jersey same-sex divorce attorney from Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law can help you seek a smooth solution to your separation and guide you step-by-step through the legal processes you need to complete to finalize the divorce.

Our firm is proud to serve the South Jersey LGBT community and can provide the compassionate legal advocacy you need during this difficult time. Having earned a “Superb” Avvo Rating and a Top 1% ranking by the National Association of Distinguished Council, we are equipped with the knowledge and skills to help you negotiate with your spouse towards a mutually acceptable agreement.

To learn more about what you need to get started on your same-sex divorce, contact our office for a free and confidential consultation. We can be reached online or at (856) 512-1461.

What to Expect During the Same-Sex Divorce Process

Same-sex divorces are treated just like any other divorce in the eyes of the law and are subject to the same legal procedures. Since New Jersey is a no-fault state, divorcing couples do not have to cite reasons of fault in order to pursue a divorce; irreconcilable differences serve as sufficient reason to end the marriage.

The only requirement for divorce is that at least one spouse must have lived in New Jersey for a minimum of one year prior to commencing divorce proceedings. Just like a traditional union, gay, lesbian, and transgender couples must sort out the terms of their separation through either uncontested or contested means. The couple must decide on the following issues:

  • Child custody
  • Child support
  • Debt distribution
  • Property division
  • Spousal support
  • Visitation rights

If an agreement can be reached, a judge will review the terms of the couple’s separation agreement and finalize it if it is legally sound. Our firm can help you negotiate with your spouse and pursue an amicable separation.

If an agreement cannot be reached, we are fully prepared to pursue litigation and go the distance on your behalf. No matter the complexity of your situation, we can provide the trusted advocacy you need.

We Can Help You Complete a Same-Sex Divorce In or Out of Court in South Jersey

Nobody should have to go through the anguish of divorce on their own. At Burnham Douglass Attorneys at Law, our New Jersey same-sex divorce lawyers understand your struggles and are willing to do everything we can to lessen the burden on your behalf. Having earned a Top 100 Lawyers recognition by the American Society of Legal Advocates, our track record of success speaks for itself.

Our offices are located in Marlton and Somers Point, New Jersey and we proudly serve the South Jersey communities of Cherry Hill, Medford, Moorestown, Mt. Laurel, Princeton, and Voorhees.

For a free, confidential consultation about your same-sex divorce options, contact us via our online message form or by dialing (856) 512-1461. For your convenience, we offer after-hours and same-day appointments as needed.

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