Same-Sex Divorce Lawyers in St. Petersburg & Pinellas County
Same-sex divorce is a complex family law area with unique legal considerations. As a divorcing same-sex couple, you face various challenges that differ from those in heterosexual marriages. These complex issues can involve financial and support matters and child-related issues, which can profoundly impact your future and that of your children.
At Emerson Law, P.A., we understand the legal complications of same-sex divorce and can provide our clients with compassionate and experienced legal representation. We know that the stakes can be high regarding critical issues that can change your life once the legal process is complete. Our attorneys are here to support you throughout your divorce. Our mission is to help you reach the other side of this legal process with dignity, security, and confidence.
Complex Property Division in Florida Same-Sex Divorce
One of the significant issues that make same-sex divorce more complicated than heterosexual divorce is property division. LGBT divorces require a careful analysis of the ownership, acquisition, and value of assets, including property and pension benefits.
In Florida, for instance, marital property is considered to be all assets acquired during the marriage, irrespective of whose name they are in. Same-sex couples may own property jointly, separately, or through alternative arrangements, such as trusts or domestic partnerships.
Florida marital property is generally divided equally between spouses, but non-marital property is not subject to division. Determining which property is marital and which is non-marital can be more difficult in same-sex divorces, particularly in cases with multiple owners or beneficiaries or where property was accumulated in former domestic partnerships before federal law was passed legitimizing these marriages.
Put Your Case in the Hands of Proven Professionals
Working with an experienced family law attorney who understands the nuances of child custody and equitable distribution of marital property and debt is crucial in same-sex divorce cases. An attorney can help determine marital property and legal parentage, develop a parenting plan, and present arguments to protect your parental and financial interests in court.
At Emerson Law, P.A., we can provide the necessary guidance and support you need to navigate the complexities of your divorce. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique needs and goals and develop customized legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes.
"He held my hand through my entire custody process."
Mr. Emerson for lack of a better phrase held my hand through my entire custody process. I was very busy with other personal matters during the custody procedures, but my case never missed a beat due to Mr. Emersons diligence. I would highly recommend him to anyone needing an attorney in any of his areas of expertise. Mr. Emersons rates were also fantastic when I compared a few different lawyers.- Nicholas
"I very much recommend Cody to everyone if you want a good dependable lawyer."
I can't say enough about a small legal problem I had and I retained Cody Emerson to represent me. Not only did he win my case but he and his staff went above and beyond to get my problems resolved. I very much recommend Cody to everyone if you want a good dependable lawyer.- Karen M.
"I would highly recommend him!"
Mr. Emerson is an excellent attorney and I would highly recommend him. Cody and his team are professional and provided prompt responses to any questions I had throughout the entire process. He made a difficult process as smooth as possible and never gave me unreasonable expectations.- Nicole P.
"I hold him in high regard and will recommend him!"
There’s no question Cody is a talented and dedicated lawyer. I hold him in high regard and will recommend him to anyone going through a divorce. Not only did he take over my case and accomplish more in a month than a whole year; he kept my mind at ease and helped me make some tough decisions. He’s extremely detail oriented and amazingly smart. I’m so grateful for all he’s done for me. If you’re looking for a trustworthy lawyer, he’s your guy!- Sheli M.
"Cody is an outstanding attorney!"
I feel lucky to have had Cody Emerson and his team on my side during my divorce. Cody is an outstanding attorney, highly respected by the judge and court. He got me everything I hoped for, but didn't think that it was possible to get. Thank you, Cody, Kali and Jason for patiently putting up with me during these last two, most difficult years of my life and taking such good care of me. You guys are the best! Thank you!!!- Eva