New York allows both same sex marriage and same sex divorce. Unlike many other states in the nation, the state of New York recognizes same sex couples and affords them both the right to marry and the right to divorce. This is good news for same sex couples who want to end their marriage in a quick and easy way. Like traditional couples, same sex couples can now file for divorce on their own in a do-it-yourself process – as long as the divorce is uncontested.
New York allows same sex couples to seek out a legally binding marriage if they so desire. The process is the same as for traditional couples, which means you should have no problem getting married if you desire to do so. You will have to follow the same process as traditional couples to make your relationship legally binding.
Like any other married couple, same sex couples can choose to end their marriages if they want to. New York allows same sex married couples to seek out and obtain a same sex divorce. Like traditional marriages, same sex marriages must be dissolved by the state through New York's legal system.
As long as you and your spouse are in agreement about everything in your divorce – meaning neither of you will contest the divorce or any issues attached to the divorce – you can conduct your own do-it-yourself divorce. At CompleteCase we provide all the forms you need to get started on your uncontested divorce. We can help you find the right forms, fill them out correctly and go through the divorce process at your local county clerk.
If you and your spouse do not agree on everything regarding your divorce – like issues of property division, debt repayment or child custody – you will be engaging in a contested divorce. In this case it is best to seek the help of a divorce attorney experienced in same sex divorce to protect your interests. Having a lawyer on your side is important when you need to stand up for yourself in court.