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Federal law now mandates that same-sex marriages have all the legal rights associated with heterosexual marriages, this raises the question of what rules and regulations apply in a divorce between same-sex marriage partners. Since gay marriage is a relatively new concept under the law, when a divorce happens between same-sex couples, the Courts are dealing with this in the best way they know. Courts are trying to adapt the rules for heterosexual couples to same-sex couples.
Florida provides access to the Court for same-sex couples wishing to dissolve their gay marriage divorce, even if your same-sex marriage was performed in another state or country. For those seeking a Florida same-sex divorce, they must first file a petition in the jurisdiction in which they reside. In addition, one of the spouses has to have lived in Florida for a minimum of six months.
Mediating an Agreement has many benefits: Less stress, couples are more likely to get along after the divorce, very important if children are involved; less time for the resolution, usually 4 to 6 weeks; and much less expensive. When it comes to Alimony or Child Support, the same rules apply to both heterosexual and homosexual couples.
Peacemaker has mediated dozens of Florida same-sex divorces. We serve the entire State of Florida.
If so, Mediation would be perfect for you. We complete and file all of your paperwork for one flat fee. Let us assist you.