In June 2011, New York became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriage. Along with legalizing marriage, it also opened the door for gay and lesbian couples to get divorced. To get a divorce, these same-sex couples must be married for at least six months.
Although the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis wishes the best of luck to the recently married same-sex couples of New York, we realize that there may be some who will wish to dissolve their marriage in the future. If you are considering getting a divorce, our attorneys can help you protect your interests and end your marriage in an amicable, professional manner. A trusted family law attorney with 28 years of experience, attorney Randy Margulis is confident and comfortable with handling any aspect of same-sex divorce, including:
You can put your trust in our firm to provide you with the support, compassion and representation you need during these trying times.
Before same-sex marriage became legalized, many gay and lesbian couples had been in civil unions or long-term relationships. During this time, each partner accumulated assets that might be considered separate property in New York, and not subject to division in a divorce. For same-sex couples seeking a divorce, protecting these assets can become a critical issue.
We have decades of experience helping people defend their assets from former spouses during property division proceedings. If necessary, our attorneys consult with forensic accountants, tax specialists, business appraisers and real estate professionals to evaluate your financial situation. If you earn considerably more income than your spouse, we work to ensure that marital property is divided in a fair and equitable manner. If you believe that you may require financial support during or after divorce proceedings, we can help you receive a share of the marital estate that reflects your contributions to the household.
Whichever side of the equation you are on, we have the experience and skill to ensure your financial interests are well represented.
Call the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis today at 716.886.9600 or contact our firm online to schedule an initial consultation. From our offices conveniently located in Williamsville and downtown Buffalo, we represent clients living throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York, including:
As a Buffalo divorce lawyer for 28 years, I have devoted myself to solving the problems that affect families throughout the Buffalo metropolitan area and Western New York. As a family law attorney, I make it my goal to create a partnership of trust with my clients. People put their trust in me to handle cases that can potentially have a long-lasting impact on not only their lives, but the lives of their family as well.
Alexandra M. Rockwood is a Senior Associate Attorney with the Law Offices of Randy S. Margulis & Associates and has been with the firm since early 2020. She primarily practices in the areas of matrimonial and family law, including divorce, child custody, and child support. Alexandra is a practicing matrimonial and family law attorney as…