We Can Help You With Child Custody Issues In A Same-Sex Divorce
With the recognition of same-sex marriages comes the reality that not all marriages last. Same-sex couples who divorce have the same rights and protections in Florida courts as partners of different sexes. However, if you or your partner has children, determining who has legal and physical custody and whether the other partner has visitation rights can be complex.
Schipani & Norman, P.A., represents gay, lesbian and transgender parents in child custody disputes related to divorce. If you are concerned about your rights as a parent entering a divorce, we invite you to call 941-549-8981 to schedule a consultation. From our office in Sarasota, we represent families throughout southwest Florida.
What You Should Know About Same-Sex Couples And Parental Rights
Your rights as a parent will depend on when and how the child joined your family. That could be through:
- A prior heterosexual relationship
- Assisted reproduction
If the child was born or adopted before the marriage, only one partner may be the legal parent. In that case, the other partner may not have custody or visitation rights. However, if the other partner adopted the child during the marriage, he or she may have a right to a continuing relationship with the child after a separation or divorce.
Fight For The Custody Or Visitation You Deserve
If you do not have parental rights with a child, you must proactively seek custody or visitation. An attorney with experience establishing custodial rights for same-sex couples can help you in this mission. Schipani & Norman, P.A., will strive to uphold your rights and ensure you get to spend time with the child you love.
Contact A Florida Same-Sex Divorce Attorney
Protect your rights and get legal counsel during your same-sex divorce to help with child custody issues. Our lawyers are happy to meet with you and answer your questions during evening and weekend hours. Contact us to arrange a consultation. Call 941-549-8981 or send us an email.