LGBT Representation

A Commitment To Serving All Members Of Our Community

In a 2013 landmark decision, the United States Supreme Court declared the Defense of Marriage Act (which defined marriage as a union between one man and one woman) unconstitutional.

Pennsylvania's subsequent acknowledgement of marriage equality for opposite and same-sex couples' legal issues involving the LGBT community have come to the forefront.

Today, our attorneys at Gardner Law Office serve our community with all family law-related matters, regardless of sexual orientation. Our attorneys have nearly sixty years of combined experience in this important aspect of family law.

Extensive Community Involvement And Understanding Of LGBT Issues

Attorney Mark B. Stanziola has over 28 years of legal experience specializing in family law and LGBT community-related issues.

As a lifelong LGBT community member and equality advocate, Mark takes pride in his involvement as a:

  • Member and officer of Pride of the Greater Lehigh Valley
  • Member of the LGBT Business Council of the Chamber of Commerce
  • Founding and continuing contributor to the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
  • Member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association GLBT Rights Committee

Mark's personal struggles and triumphs as a gay man, attorney, and father give him a keen awareness of the challenges this community faces and provide him with a unique perspective and empathy that benefit our clients.

Our LGBT Family Law Practice Areas

Along with general LGBT-related legal issues and counseling, attorney Stanziola and our team assist individuals with:

  • Prenuptial and postnuptial agreements
  • Partition of property and equity actions
  • Divorce and spousal support
  • Custody
  • Child support
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Wills, powers of attorney and living wills
  • Adoption and assisted reproductive technology law
  • Name changes, including transgender name change

We invite you to contact our firm to learn about our background and how we can help.

Call 610-228-4626 or send us a confidential email to set up a consultation.