Despite the right to marry, gay and lesbian families face unique issues when contemplating marriage, starting a family or facing divorce or separation. Many same sex couples who have lived together for years may not have taken steps to create, secure or obtain the legal rights and protections afforded to traditional couples. Even with Marriage Equality, it is still important for gay and lesbian families to consider partnership agreements, estate planning, and/or second parent adoptions to protect your family’s wishes, rights and benefits.

Adrienne has vast experience serving the unique needs of gay and lesbian couples and their families. She has handled cases in Family Court and Supreme Court, including Vermont dissolution cases, same sex divorce child support obligations and custody matters on both the trial and appellate levels. 

  • Second Parent Adoption
  • Child Support
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Divorce and Legal Separation
  • Adult Name Change
  • Partnership Disputes
  • Partition Actions

Adrienne J. Orbach represents families in Westchester County and the surrounding communities in New York State, including Putnam, Dutchess, Orange, Rockland and Columbia counties.