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LGBTQ+ Family Law Attorneys in Bergen County

Providing Fierce Representation for Same-Sex Legal Matters

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ+) persons face many of the same family law issues as their heterosexual counterparts, including marriage, divorce, adoption, and prenuptial agreements. The LGBTQ+ family lawyers at Herbert & Weiss, LLP fully support members of the community in exercising their civil rights and are experienced in handling divorce, adoption, and other family law matters and the unique issues that may arise for LGBTQ+ couples in New Jersey.

Call (201) 500-2151 today to schedule a consultation with our LGBTQ+ family lawyers in Bergen County.


Civil marriage for same-sex couples was recognized by the New Jersey courts in September 2013, and in October of that year, the State Registrar sent a memo to all local registrars instructing them to immediately start processing marriage licenses for same-sex couples the same as opposite-sex couples. New Jersey already had a domestic partnership law and a civil union law on the books, but the recognition of gay marriage means that same-sex couples have achieved full equality in the eyes of law regarding the rights, benefits, and privileges of civil marriage.


Our comprehensive family law practice includes helping LGBTQ+ couples grow their families through joint adoption. In addition, with the recognition of the constitutional right for same-sex couples to marry, the ability of individuals to adopt the child of their spouse or partner in a stepparent adoption should be readily achievable as well.

Prenuptial Agreements

A prenuptial agreement is an excellent idea in contemplation of any marriage. Deciding in advance issues such as property distribution and alimony can set a couples’ minds at ease, particularly if there is a disparity in the wealth between the parties or if one of the prospective spouses has been married before and went through a tough divorce. We assist LGBTQ+ couples in New Jersey with the negotiation and drafting of prenuptial agreements as well as post-nuptial or marital agreements which can be entered into at any time during the marriage. For long-term committed couples who are living together without any formal marriage, domestic partnership, or civil union, we recommend they consider adopting a cohabitation agreement to avoid any disputes that might later arise.

Experienced Family Lawyers Proudly Supporting the New Jersey LGBTQ+ Community

Our law firm is committed to the principles of equality and access to justice for all New Jersey residents, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Our family law attorneys are knowledgeable and familiar in dealing with divorce, adoption, and other family law matters involving LGBTQ+ families in Bergen County and New Jersey.

For sound advice and effective representation in your family law matter, contact a Bergen County LGBTQ+ family law attorney at Herbert & Weiss, LLP.

Client Testimonials

Fighting for the Best Interests of You & Your Loved Ones
    "Thank you, Helene and office staff, for your excellent work"
    I recently had the pleasure of working with Helene Herbert, a highly skilled and knowledgeable lawyer. She was instrumental in drafting a prenuptial agreement for me prior to my marriage. Throughout the entire process, Mrs. Herbert, displayed a high level
    - Anonymous
    "Thank you for your tireless support of me, through drying of tears, feeding my body and soul with your words and giving of your time."
    In times where all hope was lost and fear was all-encompassing, you have unconditionally paved the way with an angelic light, open heart and indomitable courage!! You are eternally in my heart and revered by me in so many ways!!
    - L.Z.
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    Thank you all for investing in me and explaining the process going forward. It is very comforting to know that my interests are in the hands of competent and intelligent women.
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    Thank you so, so much for all of your help this year. I am so grateful for all of your great advice and expertise!
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    After having hired two other firms to represent me in my highly contentious divorce, I felt dejected and financially drained without an end in sight. Out of desperation to protect my children, I sought out another firm to represent me and was referred to H
    - K.M.
    "Understanding and Supportive"
    Helayne Weiss represented me in my divorce proceedings, and throughout, both her legal advice and personal relationship with me was nothing short of outstanding. My goal was that of a speedy resolution to the divorce and Helayne made it happen.
    - E.K.
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    I met Helayne Weiss and Helene Herbert when I was at the lowest part of my life and figured there was no one who could help me with my legal issues pertaining to my divorce.
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