As same-sex couples in New Jersey await the supreme court’s decision on same-sex marriage,
New Jersey gay and lesbian couples still do not have the full range of legal benefits of marriage. Civil unions are recognized in the state of New Jersey, offering many of the protections of marriage.
Our Bergen County family lawyers have been on the leading edge of family law cases involving same sex couples in New Jersey. We understand the challenges you face and can provide legal solutions to protect you, your family, and your finances.
For example, committed same-sex couples may want to set up powers of attorney. A power of attorney is a legal document that appoints someone to make decisions and handle legal matters on your behalf should you lose the capacity.
Powers of Attorney: Although New Jersey recognizes your right to make medical and financial decisions for your partner, if you travel in states that do not recognize your union you may benefit from legal documentation of your rights.