Although, there are some divorce issues which are universal for all couples (regardless of their sexual or gender orientation) there are certain ones specific only for gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender partners. Some same-sex divorce issues can be solved quickly and easily while others require the attention of a professional who deals with them effectively on a daily basis.
We are avid supporters of the LGBT community and for the rightful and equal treatment of everyone. We place a special emphasis on the rights of gay and lesbian parents and understand their struggle. Therefore, you can rest assured that we will honor your specific situation in the best possible way. In matter where same-sex couples are facing one of the most troubling experiences for any relationship, an additional level of discretion is required.
As with every area of my practice, I will apply my expertise in your divorce case with the utmost care and attention.
History was made on June 26, 2015 when the Supreme Court ruled that bans against same sex marriage were in violation of the 14th Amendment. Same sex marriage is here to stay, and with it come the challenges faced by LGTB couples experiencing the pains of divorce. The law firm of Martino & Weiss proudly provides legal services to meet the needs of LGBT people throughout the New York Metropolitan area. We are especially committed to defending the rights of fathers experiencing unique custody and parental-access difficulties. With nearly 30 years of experience in the field of Family Law, including contested custody and visitation matters, domestic violence, equitable distribution and other property rights, we are especially qualified to assist you with your LGBT law matter.
In the past, custody was typically awarded to the mother in Long Island divorce cases or custody disputes. Although the courts try to award joint custody more recently, this does not always occur and a father's rights may be easily overlooked. It is my goal as an attorney to properly represent my clients' interests in these cases while seeking the custody arrangement they are looking to achieve. Let me apply my knowledge, experience and resources to your case as I protect your rights as a father and help you get custody of your children.