Celebrating Same-Sex Marriage in Florida
Six years ago today, on August 21, 2014, a U.S. district court ruled Florida’s same–sex marriage ban unconstitutional. This was an exciting ruling for Florida’s LGBTQ community. It would be nearly half a year later, on January 6, 2015, that Florida would finally declare same-sex marriage legal.
“Today’s decision decisively affirms the right of same-sex couples to equal treatment under the law,” stated ACLU of Florida LGBT rights staff attorney Daniel Tilley. “This is a great decision that will strengthen Florida’s families. Judge Hinkle painstakingly described how Florida has resisted compliance with the Constitution’s mandate of equal treatment every step of the way. He also noted that our Florida legislature cannot escape the mandates of the constitution simply by leaving unconstitutional laws on the books.”
At Brodie & Friedan, P.A., we are dedicated to helping all of our clients achieve your goals within the appropriate legal framework, even in the most challenging of circumstances.
We help you resolve issues of:
Separation: We work with adults in domestic partnerships and other relationships who need to protect their rights during a difficult time.
Property Division: Florida law sets out guidelines for the division of finances and property during a divorce. If you are ending a relationship and have concerns about whether you can keep your house or other property, we can help.
Same-Sex Marriage: After years of struggle, same-sex marriage has now been legalized in the state of Florida. Our office specializes in all of the divorce, pre-nuptial, and post-nuptial options that are now available to all couples.
Estate Planning: LGBT couples have the right to protect their assets and plan for their future and the future of their families. We can assist with the creation of wills, trusts and other estate planning tools.
With over 30 years of combined experience, Jason Brodie Esq. and Joshua Friedman Esq. will guide you toward realistic goals and provide committed advocacy toward achieving them. They are known throughout South Florida for dedicated client service, tenacity, and success in complex divorce litigation involving property division, child custody, and spousal support.
To get a better understanding of the qualities our reputation is built on, contact our office in Boca Raton to schedule your initial phone consultation (561) 392-5100