Pinellas County Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers
Proudly Serving LGBTQ Families in Florida
Since the Obergefell v. Hodges decision that legalized same-sex marriage at the federal level in 2015, LGBTQ couples throughout Florida have exercised their right to marry. In the years since, same-sex marriages that did not work have had to navigate divorce proceedings.
At George & French, Attorneys at Law, we are proud to serve all types of families from all walks of life. We represent LGBTQ families in divorce proceedings and other family matters. If you and your partner are considering or are filing for divorce, we would be happy to provide the compassionate and results-driven counsel you need.
To discuss your case with our same-sex divorce attorneys in Pinellas County, call (727) 877-1088.
Special Considerations for Same-Sex Couples
Generally speaking, divorce is not much different for same-sex couples than for opposite-sex couples.
Same-sex couples will have to address all the standard topics involved in any divorce, including:
- Property division
- Child custody
- Child support
Of course, there are a few aspects of these matters that can be complicated by the unique situations that many LGBTQ families face.
Some situations that can be more complex for same-sex couples include:
- Determining marital and separate property: Before they had the right to marry, many same-sex couples in Florida cohabitated or formed a civil union. These situations can make it difficult to define when the marriage began for the purpose of distinguishing community property from separate property. Our Pinellas County same-sex divorce attorneys can help you fight to protect your property and ensure that assets and debts are divided fairly.
- Establishing child custody: Between same-sex couples, it is not uncommon for only one partner to be the legal parent of any children the couple is raising. This means that even though both partners may have contributed to raising the child, only one person has actual legal rights to the child. We can carefully assess your case and ensure that a personalized solution is established for your unique situation.
Call George & French, Attorneys at Law
We understand that your case is sensitive and personal. We also realize that the outcome of your divorce can potentially affect you and your loved ones for years to come. That is why we work tirelessly to ensure that the end result meets your needs and achieves your goals.
Though we strive to save our clients time and money by settling outside of court, we are not afraid to take a case to trial if need be. Our Pinellas County same-sex divorce lawyers have what it takes to find the solution you are seeking.
I would highly recommend.- Alecia N.
I couldn't be more thankful for Lindsey & Kathy.- Lee Ann M.
I am grateful to Kathy and her team.- Judi L.
Thank you for all the support.- E.L.
Thanks so much for your professionalism and promptness.- J.L.