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LGBT Couples, Same Sex Marriage and Same Sex Divorce

The extension of civil marriage, union, and domestic partnership rights to LGBT or same-sex couples in various jurisdictions can raise legal issues upon dissolution of these unions that are not experienced by opposite-sex couples. Especially if the law of their residence or nationality does not have LGBT or same-sex marriage or partnerships.

On January 5, 2015, the temporary stay on issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in Florida was lifted. Florida had ruled the August prior that the 2008 same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional, making Florida the 36th state to legalize gay marriage.

Consequently, same-sex divorce was also legalized because the institution of marriage between same-sex couples was finally acknowledged.

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Divorcing LGBT Couples (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender)

Because divorcing LGBT or same-sex couples are treated the same by law as divorcing heterosexual couples, the issues they face with an impending divorce are largely the same as the issues many couples have faced for years:

  • Alimony
  • Child Support
  • Time-Sharing
  • and Property Division.
  • West Family Law Group has over 45+ years of combined experience, Board Certified in Marital and Family Law and rated Top 100 by Best Lawyers in America. Call (407) 425-8878 to discuss your case and learn how we can help!

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