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Same Sex Divorce

Serving Same-Sex Couples in the Hudson Valley

In July 2011, the Marriage Equality Act became the law in New York. The Act allows same-sex couples to get married and enjoy the same rights that opposite-sex couples have always had. Of course, the right to marriage also implies the right to divorce. Like heterosexual couples, same-sex couples wishing to end their marriage will need the help of skilled, reliable divorce lawyers.

At Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner, we handle divorce for clients in the Hudson Valley, regardless of sexual orientation. Our attorneys have more than 90 years of combined experience practicing family law, and we are committed to finding workable solutions to divorce and all of its related issues.

To arrange a consultation with one of our Poughkeepsie same-sex divorce attorneys, please call 845-486-4300. You may also contact our law firm online.

Solutions for All Same-Sex Divorce Issues

Now that New York law gives equal rights to all couples, the issues that are involved in a same-sex divorce are the same as those presented in opposite-sex divorce cases. Our skilled attorneys can help you resolve things like:

  • Division of property and debts
  • Dealing with business property and professional licenses
  • Estate planning and estate tax implications of divorce
  • Alimony/spousal maintenance
  • Child custody and child support

Some gay and lesbian couples may have signed a prenuptial or postnuptial agreement that outlines how some of these issues should be decided. In these cases, we will analyze the agreement and make sure your rights are protected.

We encourage same-sex couples to think about using collaborative divorce rather than traditional litigation. The collaborative process empowers spouses and encourages cooperation, which often leads to a more satisfying outcome for everyone involved.

Contact a Hudson Valley Family Law Attorney

If you are in a same-sex marriage and are contemplating divorce, call Ostertag O’Leary Barrett & Faulkner at 845-486-4300. You may also contact our Poughkeepsie law firm online.


Ostertag O'Leary Barrett & Faulkner

301 Manchester Road, Suite 201
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
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Phone: 845-486-4300
Fax: 845-486-4080
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