Fort Lauderdale Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers
When gay or lesbian couples are together for extended periods of time, they may cohabitate and purchase joint assets, undertake joint debts, and even adopt children together. Though they may not be legally married, the partners still will have to settle their assets, debts, and custody issues if their relationship ends.
Since Florida does not recognize same-sex marriage, same-sex couples cannot get divorced. They can still separate, however, and these separations can be extremely complicated. If you and your partner are separating and need help determining debt and asset division or resolving custody orders, contact the Fort Lauderdale same-sex divorce lawyers of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. at 954-580-8080.
The difference between divorce and separation is that a divorce occurs between married people while a separation involves a legal determination of property and debt division as well as child custody and visitation but does not affect marital status. Since same-sex marriages are not valid in Florida, individuals wishing to get their same-sex marriages dissolved should file for divorce in the state where they were married.
Same-sex couples who reside in Florida that cohabitate and share property and debts and have children should seek separation as a means for ending their cohabitation. These cases may involve complex issues of custody and biological rights particularly where only one partner is a biological parent to the child or issues involving in vitro fertilization are relevant. Complex issues like this require an experienced Fort Lauderdale same-sex divorce attorney.
Splitting from your long-time partner may leave you with a number of issues to resolve before you can move on with your life. For assistance with handling these issues, contact the Fort Lauderdale same-sex divorce attorneys of Eric N. Klein & Associates, P.A. at 954-580-8080 today.Our experienced and dedicated family law attorneys provide legal representation in Fort Lauderdale and throughout Broward County as well as Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, Oakland Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Weston and all surrounding areas including smaller incorporated and unincorporated areas. We will analyze your situation so that we can provide the legal advice and guidance you need to make your divorce a start to a positive new beginning, please contact us today by calling 954-580-8080.