Same-Sex Couples

LGBTQ Marriage and Family Issues

Guidance for Family Law Issues for ALL Couples

When same-sex couples split up, most of the issues they face are the same as those faced by any couple. If there are children involved, there are parenting and child support issues to be resolved. A division of property needs to be made and any spousal support should be determined. However, there are also unique legal challenges for same-sex couples or couples where a partner is in gender transition. You need an attorney or mediator who is familiar with LGBT issues. Megan Oltman has kept current with LGBT legal issues since the 1980s. While there have been huge strides towards equality in the law, barriers still exist.

  • If you have an existing civil union, what do you need to do before getting a marriage license?
  • How do other state's laws effect you, if you are coming from or moving to a state with more restrictive laws? 
  • How do you protect your partner’s and your interests in estate planning, long term care, and end of life issues?
  • What is the effect of one partner’s gender transition on a marriage?

Megan will work with you to find the best solution for your family and your life, within the bounds of applicable law.

Same-sex marriage

Facilitate Amicable Agreements

  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Guardianship
  • Asset division
  • Estate division
Member of:

NJ State Bar Association

Middlesex County Bar Association

NJ Association of Professional Mediators

Member of the Middlesex County Matrimonial Early Settlement Panel

Mercer County Bar Association
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