Dissolution of Civil Unions in Bergen County
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In New Jersey, same sex couples are now afforded the same rights as heterosexual couples. Our Hackensack family law attorneys are at the forefront of these laws, well-versed in the way they work, and committed to keeping up-to-date on their nuanced applications. We use these insights and our experience to provide same sex couples throughout Bergen County with the help they need to protect their rights and best interests.
Call Laterra & Hodge, LLC at (201) 580-2240 to discuss your situation with our Hackensack family law attorneys.
At the Forefront of Landmark Cases
In 2006, in the case of Lewis v. Harris, the New Jersey Supreme Court was called upon to address the issue of same sex marriage in New Jersey. Scott Adam Laterra, Esq. of Laterra & Hodge, LLC was asked by the Family Law Section of the New Jersey State Bar to co-author the amicus curiae brief that was submitted to the high court on behalf the State Bar.
Protecting Your Rights & Best Interests
The result of this landmark decision was the birth of the civil union in New Jersey. As a result of New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision in Lewis v. Harris, same sex partners who enter into civil unions are afforded the same substantive rights at the termination of their civil union that married couples have when going through a divorce.
Just as married couples are entitled to be heard on issues, so are same sex partners at the dissolution of their civil union. These include:
Laterra & Hodge, LLC can assist you with the substantive and procedural laws impacting dissolution of civil unions. Call our Hackensack divorce attorneys at (201) 580-2240 to schedule your free initial consultation.