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Same Sex Divorce in Florida

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Since January 6, 2015, same-sex couples have been able to enjoy the benefits of marriage and the same right as couples of the opposite sex. This includes essential things such as taxes, healthcare, and even the right to divorce. Now same-sex couples are given the power to end a problematic or unwanted marriage and move on with their lives.

At Buckmaster & Ellzey, we are ready to help you start a fresh new chapter in life. Our DeLand divorce attorney is familiar with the Florida legal system to help you anticipate any complexities and roadblocks that may arise in the divorce process. We can protect your rights and best interests in order to obtain the most favorable settlement possible.

Divorce Process for Same-Sex Couples

If you or your spouse has lived in Florida for a minimum of six months, you may file a petition in the jurisdiction in which you reside. Additionally, the party seeking divorce must demonstrate that the marriage is irretrievably broken or that one of the parties involved in the marriage is mentally incapacitated.

In regard to alimony and child custody, the same rules apply to both same-sex and heterosexual couples. However, proving how much spousal support should be paid and for how long generally depends on the amount of time the couple has been married. While it has been several years since gay-marriage became legal, what happens if a couple was married in another state, or years ago prior to the legalization of marriage in Florida?

Fortunately, our experienced legal team at Buckmaster & Ellzey has the answers. We can thoroughly evaluate your situation and determine all of the available legal options in order to take the proper action toward finalizing you divorce without any issues.

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We are dedicated to helping all of our clients accomplish their goals within the appropriate legal framework, and we are not afraid to work tirelessly and be creative. No matter what divorce issue you find difficult to overcome, our firm has what it takes to resolve them.

For more information, contact us and speak with our DeLand divorce attorney now.

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Buckmaster & Ellzey

110 W Indiana Avenue, Suite 203
DeLand, FL 32720

Phone: (888) 222-1679

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Deland Location

110 W. Indiana Avenue
Suite 203
Deland, Florida 32720