Same Sex Divorce

Support And Experience For LGBTQ Divorces

Thanks to a 2015 ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States, LGBTQ couples have the same marriage rights as straight couples. This also extends to divorce.

At JerriLynn Hadley PLLC, I am supportive and sensitive to the needs of LGBTQ spouses who are going through a divorce. I have served clients throughout Florida for more than 20 years, bringing compassion to every case I handle. Together, you and I will resolve important issues such as property division and alimony as you move toward the next chapter in life.

Unique Issues To Consider

Same-sex marriages often have unique challenges. These may include:

  • Duration: If you were in a long-term relationship but only married after 2015, it may be difficult to determine the length of the union for alimony purposes.
  • Marital residence: This challenge also applies to the marital home if, say, you resided in the home with your partner before you married but only one name is on the title.
  • Child time sharing: Sometimes, only one spouse gets to legally adopt a child even though both parents raised them. This makes time-sharing arrangements very complex.

Though these issues seem daunting, I have handled them all. I prioritize the amicable resolution of your legal problems while also advocating for a favorable outcome.

Compassionately Standing Up For Your Rights

It is unfortunate but true that some people still discriminate against members of the LGBTQ community. Even though courts ostensibly treat same-sex couples the same as heterosexual couples, it is important to have an attorney who can ensure that you receive fair treatment. As a proud ally as well as an attorney, I will make sure that judges, clerks, law enforcement, your spouse’s attorneys and any other parties involved in a divorce respect your human rights.

For Support During Your Divorce, Ask For A Free Consultation

Going through a divorce is not easy, but I am here to help you. If you and your same-sex partner decide to end your marriage, reach out to me to schedule a free initial consultation. To reach my Pensacola office, call 850-641-8959 or send me an email.