New Jersey Civil Unions Attorneys
The End of a Civil Union
If your civil union is coming to an end, you probably have many questions and worries. Even more than traditional divorces, the law surrounding dissolution of civil unions is still new and perhaps more difficult to navigate. You need an attorney who understands your situation, who knows the law in this area, and has the experience to help you through this process.
The lawyers at the law firm of Pallarino & Bogan, L.L.P., have more than 45 combined years of experience. Serving Northern New Jersey, we can help you through the dissolution of your civil union. Contact our Morristown office today.
The Law of Civil Unions
Under New Jersey law, a civil union is the legally recognized union of two individuals of the same sex. Civil union couples receive certain legal benefits and protections and are subject to the legal responsibilities provided under New Jersey law to married couples. State based rights available to civil union couples include: rights to family leave benefits, joint ownership of property, health insurance and pension benefits, emergency medical care and rights related to inheritance, just to name a few.
In New Jersey, a civil union is terminated the same way a marriage is terminated. Essentially, the same steps and criteria for dissolving a marriage apply to a civil union as do provisions for alimony, dividing assets, child support and custody determinations.
There are certain issues to consider when terminating a civil union, however, as the Federal government and many other states may not recognize your New Jersey civil union. Specifically, it is essential to consider issues such as the tax treatment of support obligations and the possibility of relocating outside New Jersey in the future.
The attorneys at Pallarino & Bogan can assist you with these issues and advise you whether additional steps are necessary to protect you and your partner or to provide more security to your family. We can represent you at all stages:
- We can help you establish a civil union, including helping you draft a legally effective pre-nuptial agreement.
- We can represent you in many family law issues throughout the civil union.
- We can represent you during the dissolution of civil unions.
Experience ∙ Value ∙ Accessibility
With more than 45 combined years of family law practice, we have the experience to help you navigate through the dissolution of civil union legal process. We stay actively involved in our client’s case from the beginning to the end. We don’t want you to feel left out in the cold or bewildered about the status of your case.
Call our Morris County office, or contact us online to see how we can help you.