Same-Sex Couples Legal Clinic Launches

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Great Neck, NY matrimonial and family law firm launches a same-sex couple legal clinic at no charge to community members who want legal information and their questions answered about same-sex marriage and related topics.

Same-sex couples can now marry in New York and many are already celebrating their new married status. Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C., a Great Neck matrimonial and family law firm is hosting a complementary SAME SEX COUPLES LEGAL CLINIC on Tuesday, August 16th at 6:00pm at their Great Neck office. It is important for people to learn about the rights and restrictions that exist in a same-sex marriage. Although it is now legal in New York State, same sex unions are still not recognized by the majority of other states, or by the Federal government. This has a number of implications for marrying couples regarding spousal benefits, financial entitlements, joint parenting rights, healthcare decision making, etc.

At this meeting, attendees will learn about relevant legal information regarding how to best be protected as a married couple and as an individual. Discussion will include steps that can be taken to protect assets, benefits, children, etc., and involve drawing up agreements, pre-nups, post-nups, adoptions, wills, healthcare proxies, and so forth.

“It is a comfortable way to get legal information and have your legal questions answered” explains family law attorney Jordan Trager who will be co-hosting this meeting with Lauren Chartan. Attorney Lauren Chartan states “With progress and equality come responsibility and the need to gain information and protection. There are a myriad of additional issues that same sex partners will need to become educated about. We are here to assist in that education and look forward to traveling down this uncharted path along with them.”

Wisselman, Harounian & Associates, P.C. adeptly handles complex family and matrimonial litigation, appearing on divorce, custody, and support matters in the Family and Supreme Courts in Long Island and New York City. They are recognized as a leader in the field of matrimonial and family law and are committed to providing the highest quality legal representation

The law firm of Wisselman, Harounian and Associates, P.C. is located in Great Neck, NY and was established in 1976 and is a highly regarded matrimonial and family law firm.


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Sharyn O'Mara
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