LGBTQ Issues

New York was one of the earliest states to adopt same-sex marriages in 2011 when it enacted the Marriage Equality Act.

In 2015, the Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that same-sex marriage is a right guaranteed by the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment. Under New York law, there is no difference between a same-sex marriage and an opposite-sex marriage. Same-sex marriages must be dissolved in the same manner as an opposite-sex marriage.


An uncontested divorce involves a settlement agreement being filed with the court along with other legal documents prepared by your lawyer. The documents are processed by the court and the parties’ lawyers are notified when the judgment of divorce is signed. In an uncontested divorce, the parties do not need the court to help resolve their disputed issues and the parties never appear in court.
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