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Same-Sex Family Law

With New York’s passage of the Marriage Equality Act, same-sex couples can marry— the first marriage licenses were issued to same-sex couples in New York on July 24, 2011. Same-sex marriage and divorce is a new and constantly evolving area. Ms. Schaffer has represented parties in same sex divorces,drafted prenuptial agreements and separation agreements for same-gender couples, which she has calendared for the day that the prospective plaintiff meets New York’s residency requirements.