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Same-sex marriage, divorce and equal rights

The romanticized appeal of spending a lifetime with someone can, unfortunately, go awry. When this happens, a multitude of issues can also come about, especially those involving legal matters. When a same-sex couple decides to divorce in Florida, those legal matters can become all the more complicated. Those complicated issues stem from a larger, highly debated topic: that of statewide gay rights. 

The different types of alimony in Florida

Spousal support may be a natural expectation of some of those that are seeking a divorce in Plantation. Yet such an award is not always automatic. The court will consider a number of different factors when choosing to award alimony, such as how long a marriage lasted, as well as how much each party contributed to the household income or each other's career pursuits. Many may not also be aware that there are actually several different types of alimony. Which one the court chooses to award may depend largely on the individual circumstances of each party after a marriage has ended. 

How does spousal support help you?

Divorcing Florida couples will likely have to deal with hashing out spousal support, also known as alimony, at some point during the divorce proceedings. The Minaya Law Offices, PLLC, works to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of spousal support and what you should expect from it.

Is divorce complicated in same-sex situations?

While gay marriage was legalized in all states in 2015, marriage laws are different from divorce laws. You can probably rightly assume that same-sex divorces will be handled the same way as other divorces in Florida, but that does not mean there are not special circumstances that could arise. It is those things that make gay divorce a little confusing.

Florida maintains lifetime alimony

Florida is one of only a few states in the country that has laws on the books for what many call “lifetime alimony,” or spousal support payments after a divorce that have no end date. As the Sun Sentinel reports, the state legislature has tried to amend this law four times in the past four years, and 2017 is no different.

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