Miami Same-Sex Divorce and Family Law Attorneys
Handling High Net-Worth Cases
Since 2015, same-sex marriage has been legally recognized by the state of Florida. Also established in 2015 was the right for same-sex couples to divorce. Our firm has handled numerous same sex divorces from the start. If you are a high net-worth individual in a same-sex marriage seeking a divorce, hire Leinoff & Lemos. Our experienced divorce attorneys understand the nuances of family law and can help you navigate the complexities surrounding high net-worth divorce, such as valuing and dividing business interests or investments, property, and rest estate assets. We are here to guide you through the legal process, manage negotiations, and advocate for your best interests every step of the way. We have also handled issues related to same sex prenuptial and postnuptial agreements and children’s issues.
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What Are Common Issues in Same-Sex Divorce?
Same-sex divorce cases often involve unique legal issues and situations in addition to those commonly associated with traditional heterosexual divorces. Most of the complexities arise in the context of children’s issues. At Leinoff & Lemos, we can help you navigate the entire divorce process from start to finish. We are deeply familiar with the complex nature of same-sex divorces and provide unwavering support to our clients. We have the experience to help you through the complicated issues related to the children in a same-sex relationship.
We offer legal guidance and support through every stage of same-sex divorce, including:
- Property and asset division: During a marriage, couples often accumulate significant property and complex assets — such as retirement accounts and business interests — that must be properly evaluated and divided. If there are premarital agreements, we will guide you through the impact of the agreement on your divorce.
- Child custody and visitation: In Florida, parents must establish a parenting plan and time-sharing schedule which are commonly thought of as child custody and visitation (that language has no legal impact in a Florida initial determination).Same-sex couples often have children through various forms of assisted reproductive technologies such as surrogacy, sperm donation, or adoption. The legal rights and obligations of each parent must be determined, and custody and visitation issues must be resolved.
- Alimony and spousal support: Spousal support may be sought after in same-sex divorce cases. The amount of support is often decided based on the recipient’s need and the payor’s ability to pay.
How Do You End a Same-Sex Marriage in Florida?
In Florida, ending a same-sex marriage is the same as ending a heterosexual marriage. One spouse must file a petition for dissolution of marriage, and the other spouse must respond. To successfully file for divorce in Florida, either spouse must have resided in the state for a minimum of six months before filing. It is important to consult with experienced counsel if both parties are not residents of Florida or did not recently live in Florida during their marriage.
Further, if jurisdiction is appropriate in Florida on all issues there are complex or disputed issues, the divorce may need to be resolved through litigation. In such situations, both parties will need to work with their attorneys to try and negotiate a settlement, mediate their dispute and appear in court for a resolution.
Working with a skilled family law attorney who has experience in same-sex divorce in Miami and South Florida is crucial for ensuring that your legal rights are protected throughout the divorce.
Guiding High-Net-Worth Individuals Through Same-Sex Divorce
Same-sex divorce can be a complex process, particularly for high net-worth individuals with or without children. If you have significant assets that you wish to protect through your divorce, Leinoff & Lemos is here to provide experienced assistance. One of our three Board Certified lawyers can help you navigate the legal aspects of your high net-worth divorce to protect your financial interests and secure a favorable outcome.
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By working with an experienced attorney, high net-worth individuals can create a strategy to protect their assets, secure their financial future, and gain peace of mind throughout the complex process. If there are complex children’s issues, our attorneys can help. Our experienced lawyers are sensitive to the emotional and personal nature of divorce cases and can provide compassionate support throughout the process.
Contact our same-sex divorce attorneys in Miami at (305) 222-7442.