Same-sex couples are free to marry in Florida, just like heterosexual couples. As is the case with their hetero couples, there is always the possibility of divorce. Though same sex couples can choose to marry or get divorced, complications may arise.

One issue same sex couples may have to contend with is the length of their relationship versus the length of their marriage. Though some couples may have spent several years together before getting married, the marriage certificate makes it seem like they have only been together for a short period. This may lead to issues when it comes to spousal support or diving assets in the event the couple does get divorced. The couple may wish to consider mediation, which allows the spouses to work with a neutral party to come to a mutually agreeable and fair solution that avoids conflict or possibly hurt feelings.

Same sex couples may also want to evaluate the possibility of a pre-nuptial or post-nuptial agreement. These agreements will make the dissolution of the marriage much smoother, such as the division of assets, for example.

This update is provided by the firm and Miami family lawlawyers of Rafool, LLC. We have a strong reputation throughout Florida and we have numerous years of experience representing clients involved in complex divorce cases as well as other family law matters. Should you have any domestic or family issue, we are here to assist you by providing educated advice and skilled, professional advocacy. Call 305-567-9400 to speak with one of our family law attorneys Miami.

This information is provided for educational or informational purposes only and should not be construed as legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice.