Same-sex marriage has been legally recognized in Florida since January 2015 and same sex divorces are on the rise. While same sex divorces entail many of the same issues as any other divorce (division of assets, alimony, child support) there are some unique considerations that frequently come to surface for same sex couples.
For many couples, the legal date of their marriage does not accurately reflect how long the relationship lasted because same sex marriages have only been recognized nationally since 2015. Traditionally, the length of a marriage is taken into consideration when determining whether alimony is appropriate. For same sex couples in Florida, four years of marriage may not seem long enough to warrant an award of alimony, but skilled family lawyers can present evidence that a relationship has lasted much longer than four years to improve your chances of an alimony award.
Similar complications arise with respect to parental rights. In many cases, a child has been adopted or born to one of the parties in a same sex marriage, yet both partners have contributed to the child’s upbringing physically, financially, and emotionally.
Whether alimony or child support is at issue, same sex couples should consult an experienced attorney to ensure the unique considerations of same sex marriages do not stand in the way of their rights.
Related Topics: Alimony, Equitable Distribution, Divorce/Post-Divorce Actions, Parental Rights, Parenting Plans and Time Sharing, Child Support, High Conflict-Complex Divorces/Post-Divorce Actions, High Conflict Parental Rights Cases, Enforcement and Modification of Domestic and Foreign Judgments; Alternatives to Litigation: Mediation, Arbitration and Collaborative Law
The Campbell Law Group P.A.
Focuses its practice on corporate and family law matters.
While representing clients whether in civil, corporate or family law matters, our company’s primary goal is first to help clients minimize the need for unnecessary litigation and conflict where possible. If litigation is necessary, our company is more than capable of representing you or your business’ interest and helping you achieve a fair outcome, while guiding you, your family and your company through the difficulties involved in litigation.
Corporate and Family Law Attorney and
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Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law – Hempstead, New York Juris Doctorate (2007)
Florida International University – Miami, Florida – Bachelor of Arts in Political Science (1998)
Florida Bar (2009)
United States District Court for the Southern District (2013), Middle (2015) and Northern Districts of Florida (2018)
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida (2015)
Member of the Collaborative Family Law Institute, Inc. (2017)
Regina is the Managing Partner of The Campbell Law Group based in Coral Gables, Florida. She is recognized for her unique insight, resourceful problem-solving skills and understanding of how legal issues affect people and companies differently.
One of Regina’s biggest passions is litigation. Regina and The Campbell Law Group PA have seen a great deal of success in prosecuting and litigating business fraud and ponzi schemes, tortious interference with a business relationship cases, non-compete cases, shareholder actions, complex divorce and post-divorce actions, especially cases with recalcitrant parties with a talent at hiding assets and/or avoiding support obligations amongst others causes of action.
Regina is fluent in both English and Spanish and has assisted businesses and families from over twenty countries with their business and family legal needs.