Family Law for Same-Sex Couples
Lawyers for All Couples’ Legal Needs
Same-sex couples in New Jersey have been able to enter into civil unions since 1997. A civil union is not a marriage, but it entitles same-sex couples to many of the same rights and benefits afforded to an opposite-sex couple. There are differences, however, that require guidance from an experienced attorney when same-sex unions are being created or dissolved.
The lawyers at Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC understand the differences between civil unions and marriages and the implications those differences have on common family law needs, including dissolution.
Assistance Creating and Dissolving Civil Unions
Although civil unions are recognized by the state of New Jersey, they are not recognized by the federal government. As a result, a civil union will not provide gay or lesbian couples with federal benefits or protections. The attorneys at Ulrichsen Rosen & Freed LLC can advise clients in a civil union on the benefits and protections they are eligible to receive as a result of the union.
If you are in a civil union and are in the difficult situation of ending your relationship, our lawyers will provide you with experienced guidance through the legal process. We will provide you with assistance for:
- Dividing your assets
- Resolving child custody disputes
- Any other issues that need to be decided to dissolve your union
Just as a civil union is similar but not the same as a marriage, dissolving a civil union is similar but not the same as a divorce.
We provide representation for issues related to civil unions to clients living throughout New Jersey including Mercer County, Somerset County, Hunterdon County, Middlesex County and Burlington County.
Schedule an initial consultation to learn how we can help you. Call us at 609-730-3850 or send us a secure message online.