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Helping LGBTQ Families Through Divorce

Last updated on August 28, 2023

While same-sex couples face many of the same challenges as heterosexual couples in a divorce, they also face unique issues. For example, many LGBTQ couples had a civil union or a cohabitation arrangement before same-sex marriage became legal. It is also sad but true that prejudice against gay couples still exists in the New Jersey legal system.

It is crucial that you have a legal team on your side if you are in a same-sex relationship and are preparing for a divorce. At Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C., we have extensive experience advocating for the rights of LGBTQ clients throughout the state. Founded in 1994, we have a reputation among our clients and our peers for our hands-on attention and outstanding service.

How Can Our Lawyers Help You?

We practice a full spectrum of divorce services geared toward clients in same-sex marriages. These include:

  • Asset division: Our attorneys can help you divide your marital assets equitably under New Jersey law.
  • Alimony: Same-sex individuals have the right to receive spousal support in certain instances, just as heterosexual individuals do.
  • Child custody and parenting time: If you and your spouse had a child through adoption, surrogacy or alternative insemination, we can protect your parental rights.
  • Child support: If you plan to share custody of your children, you can petition for financial support to provide for their needs.

No matter how complex your legal issue seems, we will help you achieve the best results possible.

A Legal Team Devoted To Your Needs

With us, you have the strength of an entire team on your side. We make it a priority that at least two of our attorneys handle your case. This way, a lawyer who understands the specifics of your legal matter is always available when you need someone.

Speak With Us About Your Rights In A Divorce

You deserve advocates who can protect your rights and your best interests if you are considering a same-sex divorce. At Carolann M. Aschoff, P.C., we are those advocates. To schedule a consultation at our Jersey City or Bayonne offices, please call 201-793-7739. To schedule an appointment at our West Caldwell office, please call 973-200-4892. You can also send us an email.