At Pazos Law Group, our Fort Lauderdale family lawyers are passionate about helping our clients find positive, collaborative solutions for their most pressing legal matters, regardless of how complex their situation may be or how their family may be structured. If you are in a non-traditional or same-sex marriage and believe that it may be time to part ways with your spouse, or if your same-sex spouse has surprised you with divorce papers, our team of knowledgeable advocates can provide the top-rated advocacy you need to get through this troubling time as smoothly as possible.
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Legally speaking, a same-sex divorce is no different from any other dissolution of marriage, with LGBTQ couples facing many of the exact same issues as those in a heterosexual marriage. Florida is a “no-fault” state, meaning that spouses do not need to allege that the other spouse engaged in some sort of misconduct in order to achieve a divorce. Instead, couples may pursue a divorce by citing “irreconcilable differences,” or if applicable, the mental incapacity of one party.
Gay, lesbian, and transgender couples must decide the following issues:
Fortunately, not all divorces have to escalate out of control into major legal battles. Through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution methods, same-sex couples can pursue collaborative solutions to these issues without ever setting foot in a courtroom, allowing them to maintain their privacy and control over the terms of their separation. While our team is committed to pursuing a peaceful solution for your case, we understand that litigation is sometimes necessary to yield the results our clients desire. Regardless of the complexities you face, our team is prepared to do whatever is necessary to guard your and your family’s best interests during this time.
At Pazos Law Group, we understand the emotional, physical, and financial burden that a person can endure during the process of divorce – and it is not one that you should consider carrying alone. With moral reassurance and trusted legal guidance, our Fort Lauderdale divorce lawyers can handle the legal heavy lifting during this difficult time and allow you to focus on what really matters: your family. Whether your divorce is contested or uncontested, you can choose us with confidence knowing your case is sure to be in excellent hands.
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