Jersey City Same-Sex Divorce Attorney

11 Years of Experience Guiding Couples Through Divorce in Bergen, Essex, and Surrounding Counties

Attorney Santo V. Artusa, Jr., Esq. has been representing clients through the divorce process for 11 years. He is experienced in same-sex divorce cases throughout New Jersey, whether it is a "simple" uncontested divorce or a contested divorce case that involves equitable distribution, child custody, parenting time, alimony, child support and other related family issues. Attorney Artusa, Jr. is a goal-oriented advocate who will go through the trenches and fight persistently for your rights as a former spouse.

Let Artusa Law Firm PC help you file for same-sex divorce in Jersey City. Call (201) 228-9815 or contact us online to get started in a free initial consultation.

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Filing for Same-Sex Divorce in New Jersey

In 2013, New Jersey made a momentous decision to legalize same-sex marriage. As a result, same-sex couples were granted the same marital rights as heterosexual couples. This includes divorce and separation rights. Just as same-sex marriage is covered by the law, so is same-sex divorce, and the process is largely the same as heterosexual divorce.

Recall that the basic requirements for filing for divorce in New Jersey are the residency requirement and the grounds for divorce. More specifically, either spouse must have been a New Jersey resident for the last 12 consecutive months, and the spouses must cite either no-fault divorce (irreconcilable differences) or fault-based divorce.

Important Considerations in Same-Sex Divorce

The divorce settlement will address a number of issues relevant to the divorce, such as property division and spousal support. Note that when determining equitable distribution and alimony, a judge will often look at the length of the marriage. (The longer the marriage, the more marital property or alimony a spouse may be entitled to). However, because same-sex was legalized in 2013, there is a concrete cap on the start of the marriage, whether or not the individuals were a couple even before then. The outcome depends on the situation, though, and it may be possible for a judge to consider the length of the relationship rather than the marriage if they so choose.

Contact Artusa Law Firm PC for Legal Guidance

Let Artusa Law Firm PC help you navigate the same-sex divorce process in New Jersey. Attorney Artusa, Jr. is a fearless fighter who is passionate about hustling for his clients. He will sit down with you to create a “wish list” for your case and create your legal strategy around those goals. He is a persistent attorney who won’t take a case that he doesn’t believe in; let our firm guide you through the legal process so you do not have to face it alone.

Schedule a free consultation with Artusa Law Firm PC online or at (201) 228-9815 to learn more.

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