Before Obergefell v Hodges, same-sex divorce was very difficult or even impossible to obtain in many areas. Some states recognized same-sex marriages, and some like Florida did not. The landmark 2015 ruling legalized same-sex marriage across the USA and recognized the rights of same-sex couples to get divorced in every state.
When it comes to divorce, same-sex couples, have the same issues as other couples. Child custody, child support, spousal support, equitable property division, and other issues can cause a contested divorce in Jacksonville, Florida, to get nasty.
Same-sex divorce, just like an opposite-sex divorce, occurs for many reasons. It is usually not any one thing but a combination of factors that lead to a Jacksonville, Florida divorce lawyer. These can include:
If you are considering a same-sex divorce, then you need a divorce lawyer in Jacksonville, Florida, who understands this area of the law and who will fight for your rights. Child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, and even basic property division will be determined during this process.
We offer client representation on same-sex divorce for both contested and uncontested dissolution of marriage.
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“DIVORCE STATISTICS: OVER 115 STUDIES, FACTS AND RATES FOR 2018.” www.wf-lawyers.com https://www.wf-lawyers.com/divorce-statistics-and-facts/#:~:text=Same%2DSex%20Divorce%20Statistics,of%20married%20straight%20couples%20divorce. Accessed 3 August 2020.