Same-Sex Divorce

Let us guide you through the process.

There are some unique challenges that are going to be faced
when dealing with divorce of gay couples.

Having marriage equality is a good thing,

Having marriage equality is a good thing,

but with that there must also be divorce equality. If a heterosexual couple does not need to establish residency in the state where they got married in order to have a divorce, then the same should be true for a same sex couple as well - Florida provides the same residency requirement for all divorcing couples - six months.

A study tracking married couples over a 10 year span found lesbian marriages were most likely to end in divorce. Of the 580 couples in the study who were married in 2005, 30% lesbian couples were divorced ten years later compared to 18% for heterosexual couples and 15% for gay male couples.

You are not alone during this difficult time. We will assist you through the process - completing and filing all of your paperwork - so you can move forward.

For those who are located in Florida seeking a divorce from their partner of the same sex, they must first file a petition in the jurisdiction in which they reside.

In cases in which neither party contests the divorce, the divorce can be granted quickly.

Peacemaker Mediation offers professional mediation services to assist you through the divorce process. We are familiar with the unique circumstances involved in same sex divorce.

When it comes to Alimony or Child Support the same rules apply to both heterosexual and homosexual couples. However, the difficulty with proving how much alimony should be paid and for how long is usually based on the amount of time the couple has been married and the marital lifestyle. Since Florida recently started to recognize same sex marriages, this may present a major issue. Especially if the couple were married in another state, years ago, before same sex marriage became legal in Florida.

We can make the process much less complicated.