Although the Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage was announced nearly two weeks ago, it is still creating shockwaves across the nation. News headlines tell many different sides to the story and Americans are coming to terms with what this means for the future, advocates and antagonists alike.
Same-sex couples in New York have been legally allowed to marry since 2011, but the decision is no less exciting. It provides more freedom to same-sex couples and is a sign that civil rights are expanding not just in New York, but throughout the country.
What Does This Mean for Same-Sex Divorce?
Wedding bells are ringing now more than ever before and same-sex couples are eager to take advantage of the Supreme Court ruling. But despite the rush to the altar, there are married couples looking for the opposite – the chance to get a divorce. Fortunately, same-sex divorce is possible and New York is no different. The state only requires that the filing spouse be a resident of New York for at least two consecutive and continuous years before filing.
If you are considering divorce, you may be wondering about the ramifications it will have on your life. You and your spouse may have children, valuable assets, or a shared home. Divorce is an extremely significant decision and it should not be taken lightly.
At Peter L. Cedeño & Associates, P.C., we can assist same-sex couples with any family law matter they may be facing. Whether you want to get married or believe a divorce is the best option, we can help you protect your best interests throughout the entire process.
Don’t wait until it is too late to secure legal representation. In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling, we believe any outcome is possible and are here to assist you. Schedule your case consultation with our New York City divorce attorney today!