The South Florida Daily Business Review recently published an article by Nugent Zborowski & Bruce partner Christopher R. Bruce on the topic of same-sex divorce. The article is available by clicking Christopher R. Bruce’s article explaining same-sex divorce in Florida.
The article covers the recent decision of the Maryland Supreme Court in the case of Port v. Cowan, which addressed whether a same-sex Maryland couple could seek a divorce in Maryland despite the state’s law defining marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Although the court in Port v. Cowan granted the divorce, it is unclear whether the same result would occur in Florida given that Florida Statute 741.212 specifically provides that same-sex marriages are not to be recognized in Florida, even if the marriage was valid in the place of the marriage.
For more information about same-sex divorce in Florida, or domestic partnership/cohabitation agreements, call the Florida divorce and family law attorneys of Nugent Zborowski & Bruce at 561.844.1200 or click here.