While it is unfortunate that same-sex couples still occasionally fight against discrimination in our South Florida communities, these attitudes are changing at a national level. While this might not help our clients in their daily struggles, federal law has empowered our attorneys at The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC to help with many of the legal hardships and challenges facing same-sex partners and their families.
In short, if you are a partner in a same-sex marriage in Florida, you have access to the same legal avenues and formal protections that you would if you were in an opposite-sex union. The United States Supreme Court made a decision in 2015 that ensures your marriage is recognized anywhere in the USA. Findlaw has a summary of the topic: Feel free to read it here to learn more about the same-sex marriage in our state.
We are thankful for this landmark decision, and we are proud to have the opportunity to support same-sex couples in a variety of family law issues, including but not limited to:
- Domestic violence
- Prenuptial agreements
Family legal conflict and organization are almost certainly applicable to your situation, as they affect everyone from young couples to elder single people. It is our goal to be accessible enough for everyone to get an attorney's advice when it becomes necessary, regardless of sexual orientation, domestic status or any other personal factor.
It is important that our clients know we are there for them, especially in the sometimes-uncertain social environment of our region. We find that, after taking the intimidating first steps of approaching an attorney, same-sex couples experience the Florida legal system very much the same as anyone else. To learn more, please take a look at our main site.