MEDIATOR SAME SEX DIVORCE – LEGAL SEPARATION
Mediation Of Divorce And Custody Matters
For LGBT Couples In The Tampa Bay Area
Same-sex relationships follow the same arcs as heterosexual relationships. Some couples build a lasting bond and some break up. Couples acquire property together and sometimes create families before circumstances change and they decide to go their separate ways.
Florida law now authorizes same-sex marriage or civil unions and recognizes such unions from other states. Technically gay and lesbian couples are now afforded the same process or protections when they seek a “divorce” in Florida, but the law in this area is still developing. This creates a legal limbo with unique problems regarding custody and care of children and other matters of family law.
If you and your partner are not married and are splitting up, rather than seeking legal remedy in the civil courts, attorney Beth G. Reineke urges gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) clients to consider pre-suit mediation. Attorney Reineke is Certified by the Florida Supreme Court to conduct divorce, custody and family law mediations, and trained as a parent coordinator by the family courts serving the Tampa Bay Area.
Same-Sex Custody Disputes And Property Division
Beth Reineke draws on more than 25 years of experience in Florida divorce and family law to help LGBT clients find out-of-court solutions. She can address high-asset property division and high-conflict custody disputes, as well as legal issues particular to gay and lesbian couples.
As a neutral facilitator, she can help clients forge creative, practical and confidential agreements regarding:
- Same sex separation and divorce
- Legal separation agreements establishing rights and obligations
- Division of assets and debts, in the absence of a property settlement agreement
- Custody and parenting time, even if one partner is not biologically related to the child
- Child support (mandatory) or alimony (negotiable)
- Relocation of the primary parent
We help LGBT clients craft parenting plans, separation agreements, settlement agreements and other documents to aid separating couples in making a smooth transition.
Mediation Services For LGBT Couples And Families
To explore alternatives to divorce or civil litigation in the Tampa Bay Area, please call 813-205-6675 or contact us online. Attorney Beth Reineke conducts pre-suit and court-ordered mediations for LGBT clients from Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County and Manatee County, Florida.