As of January 6, , Florida recognizes same-sex marriages. This means that same-sex couples can get married throughout the state and that couples that were legally married in other states and meet the 6-month residency requirement, can now obtain a divorce in the state of Florida. Our Florida family law firm believes that all families deserve legal representation by attorneys who are versed and experienced in handling the complex legal issues that may arise for same-sex couples. It is important to keep in mind that laws regarding same-sex couples are rapidly changing.
To speak with an attorney, send us some details below or give us a call and we will be in touch with you right away. The recent court decisions to end the ban on gay marriage and same-sex adoptions in the United States has created many legal challenges to the antiquated laws that had previously been established. It's no longer uncommon for a gay couple to adopt a child, or to utilize artificial insemination to produce a child. However, the question that comes into play is which parent retains custody of the child should the relationship end? Since the inception of our law firm, Owenby Law, P. Whether you are the biological parent of your child or you and your ex-partner adopted a child when you were together, you have an undeniable right to partial or full custody after a divorce. Need help resolving a same-sex child custody dispute?
Many people likely remember that, the U. Supreme Court declared that same-sex couples had a fundamental right to marry in all 50 states three summers ago. Two years later, the high court made another ruling that, although receiving less news media coverage than the landmark Obergefell v. Hodges decision, also had a massive impact on families with gay and lesbian parents.
Sessums Black Caballero Ficarrotta is proud to represent clients involved in all types of family structures, including clients of all sexual orientations. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions related to individuals who are lesbian, bi-sexual, gay, transsexual, or questioning. The U. However, states, and not the federal government, traditionally have had the right to define marriages.