Understanding Same Sex Divorce Law
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court issued a monumental ruling: all fifty states now have Marriage Equality. This was great news, because now all laws regarding marriage and divorce apply to all married couples, equally – whether same-sex or opposite-sex. They’re consistent. However, for those who married in states other than Florida, or who obtained civil unions or domestic partnerships and then later separated, the Supreme Court’s ruling raises questions.
At Brodie & Friedan, P.A., we are dedicated to helping all of our clients achieve their goals within the appropriate legal framework, even when it takes extra work and creativity. We help them resolve issues of:
- Separation We work with adults in domestic partnerships and other relationships who need to protect their rights during this 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.
Though the Marriage Equality decision may seem simple at first glance, the list of issues above presents the need for complex evaluation of each family’s situation. As a South Florida firm specializing in same-sex family law, we’ve had many years of experience counseling people on these issues and we can lend our experience to your situation.