Legal Issues That Affect Same Sex Married Couples

Author: iMediate Inc.
Published: Tuesday 6th October 2015 - Updated: Sunday 26th February 2017
Summary: Matthew Brickman addresses some of the issues mediators, attorneys and judges are facing regarding same sex married couples.


On June 26th, when the US Supreme Court struck down the bans on same-sex marriage the era of marriage equality began. The gay, lesbian and transgender community can get married but can also get divorced as well. Matthew Brickman, family and divorce mediator, addressed these new issues that will set legal precedence.

Now that same sex marriage is legal in the United Sites and the cases are starting to come in, Matthew Brickman addressed some of the issues the mediators, attorneys and judges are facing by saying, "Think back about forty years ago when heterosexual couples were divorcing and it became less taboo... as they were getting divorced there was no caselaw, statues, precedents or irregularities. Over the past forty years as rulings have taken place, attorneys can reference these."

Same Sex Marriages are Creating Caselaw:

He went on to explain, "Same sex marriage couples are now where heterosexual couples were forty years ago. There's nothing on the books. They are going to be creating caselaw and normality within the judicial system one case at a time."

Children and Property in Same Sex Marriages:

Matthew Brickman highlighted that the unique situation at the core of a same sex married couple going through a divorce is to define who is entitled to what. Heterosexual couples have a husband and wife but same sex couples only have spouses. Also if there are children are involved, the child is most certainly not born within the marriage.

These are just some of the many issues that professionals in the legal and judicial system are now facing and Matthew Brickman has pledged to help those in need of sorting out their pre-marriage or divorce/dissolution of marriage issues in the state of Florida.

iMediate Inc Was Created To Help With Marital Issues:

iMediate Inc has been prepared to handle same-sex divorce for months in anticipation of this decision and also handles mediation for a variety of matters including small claims, civil, and family cases involving disputes between couples with children, building contractors, small business mergers, bedding stores, auto accidents through State Farm Insurance, landscaping companies, neighbor disputes, construction companies and even home owners associations.

The full video can be seen at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBJNVs2qJjU

More information is available at the following page on the corporate website: www.ichatmediation.com/same-sex-marriage-divorce/

For more information on same-sex marriage premarital counseling and same-sex divorce mediation contact Matthew Brickman at (877) 822-1479 or call iMediate from any cell phone and visit www.ichatmediation.com


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