Divorce is a difficult situation for all couples, regardless of sexual orientation. However, LGBT couples face some challenges that are unique to the fact that they are in a same-sex marriage.
When the Supreme Court ruled in favor of same sex marriage in 2015 it was a major event for the LGBT community. While there has been significant progress in gaining rights for same sex couples, parenthood remains a challenging issue with different rules in every state. While New York’s laws are generally favorable to LGBT parents, traveling or interstate moves present a unique challenge.
Divorce for couples over the age of 50, also known as gray divorce, is increasing in frequency. As average life expectancies rise, unhappy couples would rather divorce than potentially spend 30 years of retirement together. The Society of Actuaries estimates that approximately 1/3 of men and 1/2 of women will live to the age of 90. Older couples would rather split and spend their golden years happily alone than unhappily together.
Dissolving a marriage is rarely an easy process. However, it can be significantly more difficult when you are married to your business partner. Creating a life with someone is often a normal aspect of marriage, but those whose livelihoods come from a business built on a marriage can find themselves facing additional stresses when the marriage ends.
Every divorce begins with a marriage. When you get married, divorce is probably the last thing on your mind. You don’t accept a marriage proposal with intentions of the relationship ending. Regardless, you may want to protect the future and plan ahead.
It's finally done. The trial is over and you feel sure the judge heard your case, listened to all relevant testimony and examined every exhibit. You are sure he will get the details right, and are eager to get the final decree so that you can finally move on with your life.