LGBT divorce lawyers are trained to deal with divorce and family law issues in non-traditional relationships. The state of New York recognizes same-sex marriages making it the sixth state in the country to allow for gay marriage to become legalized. This also means that same-sex couples can get divorced and are entitled to the same legal protections and precedent available to heterosexual couples. Dissolution of a same-sex marriage is the same procedurally as it is for a traditional marriage with identical steps and issues that must be properly resolved. However, a certain level of experience, skill, and understanding is required from LGBT divorce lawyers to be able to successfully deal with this type of divorce.