Unique Considerations In Same-Sex Divorce
Like other marriages, same-sex marriages sometimes lead to divorce. But
same-sex divorces may also involve specific considerations that do not
always apply in other cases.
Whether you are seeking a divorce or responding to your spouse’s
demand for a split, it’s important to know your rights and have
a plan for protecting your interests and future. You deserve to have a
say in how the terms of your divorce will be decided: through negotiations,
mediation or litigation. Uncertainties over legal proceedings should not
distract you from protecting your financial security and your parent-child
To schedule a consultation with a
skilled and dedicated divorce attorney, call us at
352-310-8235. We represent clients in Ocala, The Villages and throughout Central Florida.
We Care, And We Are Prepared To Guide You Toward An Amicable Divorce If
At All Possible
At Anne E. Raduns, P.A., we skillfully and compassionately represent clients
seeking to dissolve same-sex marriages and lay the foundation for a fresh
beginning after divorce. Particular issues that may be challenging in
same-sex divorce may include:
Child custody and
parenting time: This
area of family law is the most worrisome for parents who are breaking up. In a same-sex relationship,
strong feelings may come into play, particularly when one spouse is the
biological parent and the other has been a stepparent. Whatever the family
history is, a family law judge will be most concerned about the children’s
best interests when determining legal statuses such as:
- Shared parental responsibility (not the same as “shared custody”)
- Joint parental responsibility (not the same as “joint custody”)
property division: Many same-sex couples have been together much longer than the duration
of their legal marriage, sometimes in domestic partnerships that were
registered and official. So a divorce after a short marriage may actually
include complex assets that were shared before and during the marriage.
There is no cookie-cutter solution to the division of marital property
and the determination of possible spousal support to be paid or received
by either party. To understand how these topics may play out in your Florida
divorce, consult with us as soon as you know a breakup is on the way.
We can guide you through divorce planning, negotiations and court procedures.
Avoid A Court Battle For Your Peace Of Mind And Your Family’s Sake
Divorce litigation is inherently adversarial. Keeping decision-making outside
of court, private and off the public record can be beneficial to both
spouses, as well as their children. We encourage our clients to reach
parenting-time decisions on their own terms whenever possible, perhaps through collaborative law
mediation. When there are no minor children, a “simplified dissolution petition”
may be an option for an efficient
Sometimes, however, litigation becomes necessary. We are prepared to stand
up for you if this is the case in
your same-sex divorce.
Whatever concerns you may have as you approach a legal separation or divorce,
Anne E. Raduns, P.A., is here to provide answers and direction. Schedule
a consultation to discuss your pending same-sex divorce by calling
352-310-8235. We can help.