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" Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them..."

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" Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet."

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Many advancements have been made in LGBT rights over the past few decades, culminating with the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision to make same-sex marriage legal in all 50 states. Unfortunately, despite being technically legal, this doesn’t mean that same-sex couples and families are afforded all of the same benefits or rights of heterosexual couples.

In truth, New York LGBT family law is incredibly complex and can be almost impossible to navigate without the assistance of a qualified, experienced LGBT family law attorney. Whether you’re looking to get married, enter into a civil union, file for divorce or adopt a child, hiring a lawyer is the best way to ensure that your rights are protected and the process goes as smoothly as possible.

Long Island Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce Laws
Same-sex marriages officially became legal in New York in 2011 under the state’s Marriage Equality Act. As part of this act, same-sex couples are technically afforded the same benefits, rights and responsibilities of heterosexual couples. However, while the law allows gay and lesbian couples to enter into a marriage or civil union, same-sex divorce are generally much more difficult and complex when compared to straight divorces.

New York laws state that same-sex couples are entitled to the same equitable division of assets as heterosexual couples. However, it is still essential that you seek out an experienced LGBT divorce lawyer give yourself the best chance of getting a favorable settlement and ensuring that the assets and debts are truly divided fairly. This not only includes factors like determining transfer and ownership of property, but even things like deciding who gets custody of your pets.

As with heterosexual marriages, same-sex divorces and civil-union dissolutions are often settled through negotiation and mediation. In this case, you’ll obviously need the help of an LGBT divorce lawyer to help ensure you get a fair deal. Similarly, should it be necessary to seek litigation and have the divorce settled in court, your lawyer will hopefully make sure that your rights are protected and you don’t end up destitute or your spouse doesn’t end up with a disproportionate share of the assets.

Same-Sex Custody, Visitation and Child Support Issues
Despite statistics showing that only 5% of Americans identify as homosexual, same-sex marriages constitute approximately 9% of all New York marriages as many couples seek to finally gain access to the same benefits provided to married heterosexual couples. However, one area where same-sex couples may not be afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples is where it concerns children. If your spouse is technically the adoptive parent, the court may rule that you have no legal rights to custody or even visitation. Similarly, if you are the adoptive or biological parent, your spouse may not be required to pay child support in the event of a divorce. These factors make it essential that you and your spouse discuss your options with a qualified LGBT family attorney in order to ensure that your parental rights are protected should you divorce.

Second-Parent Adoption, Sperm Donor Agreements, Surrogacy and Other LGBT Marriage Issues
Second-parent adoption is one option to ensure that both parents have the same legal rights and responsibilities to their children after a divorce. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the ways that an LGBT family law attorney can help you.

The complex and ever-changing world of LGBT family laws means that it is vital that same-sex couples seek professional legal help. An experienced LGBT family lawyer can assist you in creating sperm donor and insemination agreements, last wills and living wills, healthcare directives, power of attorney and any other legal documents necessary to ensure you and your spouse’s rights as a married couple are fully protected. Unfortunately, without taking these steps, there is no guarantee that you’ll receive your full marital rights in the event of your partner’s death. Therefore, it is imperative that you consider these possibilities long before they become relevant.

long island LGBT Prenuptial, Postnuptial and Cohabitation Agreements
One of the best ways to protect yourself and your partner in case of a divorce is to discuss all of your options ahead of time. Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements allow you to determine how assets and debts will be shared in the event of a divorce and can also include stipulations regarding custody, alimony payments, child support and other potentially relevant issues. However, it is important to note that all such documents require that you and your spouse each obtain your own independent lawyer as otherwise the court will rule the contract invalid.

For same-sex couples in a long-term non-marital relationship, you may want to consider a cohabitation agreement. These function in much the same way as a pre- or postnuptial in that they specifically state each partner’s rights and responsibilities should the relationship be terminated.

Gay and lesbian family law is an incredibly complex issue. For this reason, no matter whether you are considering getting married, having children or getting a divorce, you’ll need the assistance of a qualified Long Island LBGT family law lawyer to help you through the process and ensure that your rights are fully protected.


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Charle Butler
Charle Butler
2021-03-12
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I was hesitant to hire the Spodek Law Group. I read reviews and knew they have a great reputation. However, I thought I would spend money and not see or speak to my attorney. From the beginning to end of my case Todd and the entire staff were available and willing to help. We worked towards and end result that was way above my expectation and Todd delivered. I am forever grateful for patience and long days and night spent working on my case. Thanks Todd and the entire team!
Mesonista parsons
Mesonista parsons
2021-03-05
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My attorney at Spodek was Abigail. She was very knowledgeable and helpful with all my questions and concerns, as well as responsive. Her fees are affordable and Abigail took the time to make sure I understood everything relating to my case. I highly recommend Abigail and will request her services in the future.
debabrata chakraborty
debabrata chakraborty
2021-03-03
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Todd A Spodek is the experienced and best criminal lawyer at USA. He is very professional and always respond on time. Alex also very cooperative and always help me. They took care me and my problem like family member. I am 100% satisfied for their professional service. My result was unexpected and amazing. They dismissed my case. I am really grateful to them. I will recommend you to go there if you want to solve your problem. I wish all the best for them.
Asata Hendricks
Asata Hendricks
2021-03-02
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Truly appreciate the work the guys did!. Exceptional team & I know they care about each and everyone of their clients. I am super thankful to be referred to Spodek Law Group and I am grateful Todd & Alex were able to work diligently to achieve an outcome I am pleased with. Despite COVID they stayed on top of things and kept me informed every step of the way. Very thankful.
Mike Moroff
Mike Moroff
2021-02-26
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I'm very satisfied with the services rendered by Todd, Alex and Mary Lou. I whole heartedly recommend Spodek Law Group . I've worked with and have retained other attorneys in the past with Todd's firm being the cream of the crop for many reasons. A very serious legal matter was resolved after a year's hard work and effort. Todd expertly guided me through the process and was able to navigate and make the good journey bearable as well as successful. Mary Lou initially provided excellent assistance before referring my case to Todd. Alex's support was effective and timely. The customer portal (MyCase) is an invaluable communication tool that also kept track of my case. Various aspects of my case were explained and there were several options provided but I made the final decision of how the case would be handled. The legal fee was reasonable considering the effort and amount of work plus it was a flat fee regardless of the length of time required to conclude my case. Todd made himself available to me and we had many scheduled meetings to go over the progress and to discuss the next steps. I felt more confident after many discussions with him. You will not go wrong choosing Spodek Law Group for legal matters.
Josh Katz
Josh Katz
2021-02-24
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Being that it was the first time that I was in need of an attorney, I was afraid and hesitant and knew I needed the absolute best. It is beyond understood why Spodek Law Group has a reputation of being the top, if not the best law firm in New York. Alex and Abigail were there every step of the way even at the most unconvenient hours. I could not have asked for more. They are extremely good at what they do and they delivered much much more than just winning my case. A big thank you to Alex and Abigail for all the guidance and counseling and their upmost loyal support that extended far more than just legally. If you need the absolute best than don't hesitate to hire Spodek Law Firm.
L.C.
L.C.
2021-02-24
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I cannot tell you how thankful I am to Todd and Alex for their hard work and dedication to my case. I had never been in any trouble before but I had an unfortunate event occur and in the midst of COVID-19 at that therefore I knew I needed a team that was dedicated to my success. Today- my case has been finalized and I’m walking away with no record and can continue life as a mother and a Grad student worry free. I cannot express enough gratitude for their assistance.
AnnMarie Soliman
AnnMarie Soliman
2021-02-23
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I received a summons and called Spodek law group for a free consultation. Alex took my call and was very quick and responsive. He was available anytime through multiple platforms and very reassuring when needed. They are extremely organized and thorough. They got my case dismissed! I’m very grateful. Thank you Alex and Todd!

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Spodek Law Group have offered me excellent support and advice thru a very difficult time. I feel I've dealt with someone who truly cares and wants the best outcome for you and yours. I'm extremely grateful for all the help Spodek Law Group has offered me. I can't recommend them enough.

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Spodek Law Group was incredibly professional and has given me the best advice I could wish for. They had been helpful and empathetic to my stressful situation. Would highly recommend Spodek Law Group to anyone I meet.

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Best service I ever had. Todd is absolutely class personified. You are in the safest hands with spodek. They have their clients interest in mind.

~ Francis Anim

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