As you may have heard, same-sex couples can now marry in Florida. Until recently, the status of gay couples who had married elsewhere being able to divorce in Florida was uncertain.
Late last month, a Florida court of appeals denied a same-sex couple a divorce, but did say the marriage could be annulled. A week before that ruling, a different Florida judge granted a gay couple a divorce.
Now that gay couples can legally get married in Florida, they can also divorce in Florida. If you are in a gay marriage in Florida and you wish to divorce, you should speak with a Florida family law attorney.
Issues involved in a divorce between a same-sex couple are not be that much different than issues most straight couples face in a divorce. Issues of child custody, child support, alimony, division of property, and division of debts must be resolved in divorces, whether the couple is straight or gay.
For instance, some judges in Pasco County may have a preference for children to live with parents of a certain gender, which obviously would not be an issue with a same-sex couple. Because divorce laws were written assuming the marriage was between a man and a woman, some changes may have to be made over time.
If you are a member of a same-sex couple in Florida and you wish to divorce in Pasco County or Hernando County, call New Port Richey Divorce Attorney Dale Bernstein at 727-478-3250. He works with clients in the divorce courts in Pasco, Hernando, Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties. Call to schedule a consultation on your case.