LGBT Family Law Articles

LGBT Family Law

Category: LGBT Family Law

Divorcing Over Gender Identity

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

Divorce when you’re married to a transgendered person Divorces are difficult enough when the gender identity of each spouse is clear. They become more...

LGBTQ Rights in New Jersey

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

A recent study found that New Jersey is a great place for LGBTQ persons to live because of the state's recognition of them. The state is a leader in ensuring...

LGBT Parental Rights in New Jersey

Author: Caitlin DeGuilo Toker

In 2013, New Jersey legalized same-sex marriages in the New Jersey Superior Court case - Garden State Equality v. Dow. In 2015, the US Supreme Court legalized...

SAME SEX MARRIAGE DIVORCE RATES

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

SAME SEX MARRIAGE DIVORCE RATES: DIVORCE RATE AMONG SAME SEX COUPLES   Are you wondering about same sex marriage divorce rates? Same sex marriage divorce...

NON BIOLOGICAL & SAME SEX PARENT CUSTODY RIGHTS

Author: Rosanne S. DeTorres

Can non-biological parents have custody rights? In New Jersey, in certain unique circumstances, non-biological parents can have custody rights. The same is...

HOW TO END A CIVIL UNION

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

The laws about same sex civil unions are important to understand to know how to end a civil union in New Jersey. In New Jersey, two people of the same sex can...

Spousal Support, Maintenance & Alimony in a Same Sex Divorce

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

Many same-sex couples ask us to explain how same sex spousal alimony works in New Jersey. They want to know whether the rules about how much same sex spousal...

Second Parent Adoption

Author: Erin D. DeGeorge

A second parent adoption is a legal procedure that allows a same-sex parent, regardless of whether they have a legally recognized relationship to the other...

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Signs You Are Ready For Divorce

It’s not easy admitting that your marriage is over. It’s not easy making the decision to move forward. Many times though, staying in a loveless marriage or a marriage where you and your spouse have moved in different directions isn’t an option. So, how do you know when you are ready for a...

September 2, 2021 Read More

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Parenting Plan Modification

Parents can’t relax just because they have a custody order and a well-crafted parenting plan. Circumstances often change. The children develop new needs. Divorced spouses develop new relationships. Changes to an existing parenting plan may be necessary. Parents can agree to a parenting plan...

July 20, 2021 Read More

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Divorcing an Emotionally Abusive Husband

Divorcing an emotionally abusive husband requires a lot of preparation and hard work. You need to admit that your spouse is being abusive. Abuse isn’t just limited to physical abuse. There are many types of emotional abuse that don’t leave physical scars but do leave psychological scars. You...

July 15, 2021 Read More

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