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Same Sex Couples

Prevailing Florida law does not currently recognize same sex marriages. Same sex couples have no legally recognized rights as married persons including the right to pursue an award of alimony and/or seek an equitable distribution of assets which may be in dispute between them. Regardless, persons involved in a same sex relationship will often have other legal rights afforded to them. For example, same sex couples may jointly hold title to property or be named as co-owners of property. Although same sex couples may have no legal rights as married persons under prevailing Florida law, our Family Law attorneys can discuss how you can protect your property and your rights otherwise afforded to you under Florida law. These rights can often involve assets having considerable value and you should consult with an experienced domestic relations attorney concerning your rights. Call our office today if you believe any one of our Family Law attorneys can be of assistance to you in assuring your rights are protected.