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How to Get a Same-Sex Divorce in NYC with We The People of NY June 17, 2013

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How to Get a Same-Sex Divorce in NYC with We The People of NY, Manhattan, New York

A hard to cope with reality when making the vow to spend the rest of your like with someone you love, is the idea that it may not last forever. Like most other couples, same-sex marriages face challenges too. These include financial problems, differences in planning a family, and simply not seeing eye-to-eye in your relationship.

When marriage counseling fails to be the solution and you're considering divorce, We The People of NY is here to help.

Divorce laws are determined by each of the 50 states, and only a few thus far allow couples of the same-sex to get legally married. However, most couples do not realize that if one or more person(s) relocate, they cannot legally obtain a divorce if the marriage is not recognized in a particular state.

Same-sex divorce is currently offered in the following states: Connecticut, District of Columbia, Delaware, Iowa, Massachusetts, Maryland, Maine, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington State.

If you're considering same-sex divorce in New York State, here's what steps you should take:

  • Step 1: File for a divorce. The state of New York requires that the filing spouse be a resident of New York and has lived in the state for one entire year before filing.
  • Step 2: Create a written agreement. When you divorce your spouse, all legal relationships will end with exception to agreements written in a divorce decree. Keep in mind that if there are no children or assets or debts to divide, you don’t need any agreement. If there is, We The People will provide you with a questionnaire and prepare the agreement for your. It will identify such issues pertaining to spousal support, division of property, and payment of outstanding debts.
  • Step 3: Get help. Lawyers are pricey when it comes to handling legal documentation. To cut down on costs, use a legal document preparer with We The People of NY. If you're filing an uncontested or no-fault divorce, the team of expert legal document preparers will help you fill out the necessary paperwork and lift the burden of handling it on your own.

While making the choice to divorce a spouse is hard, We The People of NY makes it easier while you focus on making your future brighter. We The People of NY also supports gay marriage...and divorce.

For more information about same-sex divorce and legal document preparation, visit We The People of NY.

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