Same Sex Divorce
On January 6, 2015, in accordance with a federal judge’s order, Clerks of Court in Florida began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples. Once Florida Courts began recognizing same sex marriages, they likewise recognized a same sex couple’s right to seek a dissolution of marriage (divorce) in Florida whether they were married in Florida or in another state where same sex marriage was legal. In February 2015, Lisa Franchina filed the first same sex divorce to be legally processed by the Clerk of Court in Orange County. Florida. The case was finalized in March 2015.
Recently, the United States Supreme Court held that state bans on same-sex marriage are unconstitutional. Based upon the Supreme Court’s ruling, state bans on same-sex marriage are no longer enforceable Further, all states must grant divorces to same sex couples legally married in other states.
Ms. Franchina looks forward to helping many more same sex couples resolve their legal issues in the future. If you are in need of legal counsel for your Same Sex Divorce in Orlando, FL contact Lisa A. Franchina today.