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The 26th of June, 2015 was a memorable day for the gay and lesbian Americans.  That is the date on which the Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriages would, from then on, be legal in all 50 states throughout the United States. Nevertheless, at the same time, the law did not include all the details that typically accompany marriage itself. 

Gay Marriage: Legal, but Not Simple

Unfortunately, even though the law now makes it legal for people inside of the LGBT community to get married, it didn’t necessarily mean that their journey toward making relationships official and legal would be as simple as it could be for heterosexual couples. For instance, a gay or lesbian couple preparing to get married might have difficulty getting a bakery to bake their wedding cake or the right venue for their wedding because of resistance. 

These are examples of the kinds of discrimination members of the LGBT community face. Anyone who believes that they have experienced this type of unfair treatment in Nassau County, New York should get in touch with an experienced LGBT gay LGBT family law attorney to determine their next course of action right away.

LGBT Family Issues

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) couples have some of the same family issues as heterosexual couples. The State of New York Family Court hears and resolves family matters. LGBT couples will need to contact LGBT Family Lawyers. The attorneys will answer any questions about LGBT family issues. The legal professionals know the complexity of family law. They will guide LGBT couples through the legal process. These lawyers will also be able to give you sound legal advice about these LGBT family matters:

Same-sex Statistics

The American Community Survey (ACS) is a nationwide study by the U.S. Census Bureau. ACS contains information from surveys and the 2010 U.S. Census. Its brief on Same-sex Couple Households has statistics on same-sex couples. These statistics are by state and same-sex couples with children. Here is some data from the report:

  • 594,000 same-sex couples in the U.S
  • 169,000 registered domestic partners
  • 152,000 (25.7 percent) spouses in same-sex households
  • 115,000 of the 594,000 same-sex couples have children
  • 89 percent of the 115,000 are children of either partner

Same-sex Marriage

New York is one of the 50 states legalizing same-sex marriages. In 2015, the United States Supreme Court made a ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. The Court stated that it is unconstitutional for states to ban same-sex marriages. Each state has its own statutes and laws concerning same-sex marriages. If LGBT partners want to get married, it is wise to seek out the services of an LGBT family law attorney in their state. The legal professional will be able to give advice on the laws and regulations. Here are some family law issues:

  • Prenuptial agreement for property and asset separation
  • Tax information on filing joint and separate taxes
  • Adoption laws for a particular state
  • Legal issues on surrogacy
  • Estate planning

Beginning in 2011, the process for obtaining marriages licenses in the state of New York was the same for heterosexual and LGBT couples seeking to wed. A couple desiring to wed has to show up in person at the office of a town or city clerk

Defense of Marriage Act

There are federal benefits available for same-sex spouses through the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Each federal agency has its own rules for determining eligibility. The following benefits are available to legal same-sex spouses:

  • Social Security Survivor benefits such as retirement or disability
  • Federal government lump-sum death benefit for funeral expenses
  • Joint income tax return filing
  • Exemptions for federal estate and gift taxes
  • Combining estate tax exemptions of each spouse
  • Tax advantages for surviving spouse such as life estate trusts
  • Military benefits such as healthcare, educational help, and death pensions

Immigration

Immigration benefits are also available for engaged or married same-sex couples. Here are some of the benefits existing for same-sex couples:

  • Nonimmigrant visa for foreign partner
  • Permanent resident status (green card)
  • U.S. citizenship after marriage

Immigration law has some complex laws and regulations. Same-sex couples will need LGBT family law lawyers to help with the immigration process.

Fair Housing

The Fair Housing Act prevents discrimination against all renter and home buyers. This act also protects LGBT couples and individuals from discrimination based on sex. In 2017, a Colorado court ruled that LGBT couples and individuals have protection under the Fair Housing Act.

Civil Union and Domestic Partnership

A civil union is another way for same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples to have legal rights. Civil unions were popular during the era when same-sex marriages were legal in a few states. The benefits of civil unions vary from state-to-state. Here are some benefits of a civil union:

  • Property ownership
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Wrongful death
  • Tort actions (contract)
  • Loss of consortium
  • Care after an emergency
  • Title

Domestic partnerships are for same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples. These couples do not want to get married. It is a popular way for these couples to live together with some rights. Domestic partnerships were also for same-sex couples who lived in states that did not recognize their marriage.

Same-sex Divorce

Same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples have some of the same divorce issues. Here are some of those issues:

  • Whether there is a prenuptial agreement
  • Separation agreement
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Child custody and visitation

There are more challenging matters for same-sex couples wanting a divorce. Each married partner needs to talk to an LGBT Family Law Lawyer. These attorneys have the skills and knowledge involving these special matters.

Same-sex Adoptions in New York

The State of New York allows LGBT individuals and couples to adopt children. Here are some of the LGBT persons that can petition family court for adoption:

  • Single LGBT persons
  • Same-sex couples
  • Adopt partner’s children
  • Adopt children of the relationship

LGBT individuals and couples need to talk to LGBT family lawyers for advice about adoptions. The legal professionals know the facts about family law. They will be able to answer any questions about adoptions. The attorneys will handle all the documents and paperwork for a legal adoption.

Nassau County LGBT Family Lawyers know the rules, regulations, and procedures of family law. They will give sound advice on family law. These attorneys will help LGBT couples and individuals with all matters of family law.


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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.

~ David Bruce

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.

~ Rowlin Garcia

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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