New Jersey is one of four states offering civil unions and one of ten states providing spousal rights to same sex couples. Under New Jersey law, a civil union is equivalent to a marriage. Currently, since civil unions are not recognized by the federal government, gay and lesbian couples are not afforded the same federal benefits and protections.
And they face possible legal problems when traveling, living, or working in other states. As a Bergen County family lawyer, we can help you understand these risks, and your rights under state and federal law.
At the Ridgewood law office of Aretsky and Aretsky, our attorneys 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.
Contact us to schedule a consultation with a divorce and family lawyer for a broad range of legal services, including:
- Prenuptial agreements
- Powers of attorney to ensure decision making authority for a partner
- Adoption and child custody and visitation agreements
- Dissolution of civil union, along with division of marital assets