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Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

The Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Trusted Huntington Family Law Counsel for Long Island LGBT Couples

On June 26, 2015, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage was protected by the Constitution and legal nationwide. The split 5-4 decision marks an incredible victory for the LGBT community and is already being hailed as a once-in-a-generation triumph for national civil rights. For countless couples and families all over America, the ruling has changed the landscape for what their union can mean to each other, their loved ones, and their children.

At The Meyers Law Group, P.C., our team has long supported, worked with, and advocated for those dealing with same-sex marriage, divorce, and family law issues. In light of the Supreme Court ruling, we are truly excited to even further assist those in the LGBT community who are facing these challenges and need to exercise the benefits and recognition they have waited so long to receive.

If you are a same-sex couple facing a family law issue, then your choice in counsel matters. Contact us to place your case in trusted hands.

Federal Marriage Benefits Now Provided

In 2011, New York passed the Marriage Equality Act, allowing same-sex couples to marry statewide. While a massive victory, this state legislature still did not grant same-sex couples the federal benefits that opposite-sex couples enjoy. With the new Supreme Court ruling, that has now changed.

Federal marriage benefits for same-sex marriages now include:

  • Social security spousal survivor benefits
  • Social security retirement benefits
  • Social security lump-sum death benefits
  • Joint federal income tax filings
  • Estate tax portability
  • Veteran and military benefits
  • Federal employment benefits

These are just few of the many newly available benefits—and while not every one will apply to every married couple, their availability could potentially have a major, positive impact for new same-sex couples, their families, and their futures.

If you're a same-sex couple who is facing a family law or divorce issue, then choose a compassionate Suffolk County family law attorney dedicated to protecting your best interests. Contact The Meyers Law Group, P.C. today to schedule a consultation.