Attorney Michael Lechtman stays on top of new developments in the law, constantly reviewing new statutes and cases in the area of family law. The law in the state of Florida is changing. No longer is gay marriage to be banned but, rather, welcomed. Therefore, same-sex divorce is legal in Florida because the statute banning it has been determined to be unconstitutional by the courts. Starting January 6, 2014, this will be the law in Florida.
This means that if you are in a same-sex marriage or union from a state other than Florida (and soon to be, Florida), and if you meet the Florida residency requirements, then you can get divorced in Florida. Unique issues of family law will arise in such a case, such as child custody and visitation, alimony, and property division, to name a few. If you find yourself in this new and unique legal position, you will need an attorney with the experience and knowledge of attorney Michael Lechtman to handle your case. In addition to being an experienced attorney, Michael Lechtman has a Masters degree in psychotherapy, and his background in this field can greatly assist you in obtaining better results, quicker, and with less psychological damage to all parties involved. Finances are important, too, and Michael Lechtman will always put forth the maximum effort in your case to obtain for you the best possible result.
Within the past year, Michael Lechtman has handled the first gay divorce proceeding in South Florida. Surprisingly, the uncontested divorce case worked its way through the court system without much notice. Even the local newspapers did not give the case much press , although a reporter for the Miami Herald was interested in the case. What they should point out to anyone who is interested in obtaining a same-sex divorce is that it has now become the state of the law that such a divorce is no different than any heterosexual divorce. They should relieve any additional stress or anxiety in a person who is seeking a same-sex divorce. There will be nofanfare or undue publicity which might cause emotional distress. If you are interested in a same-sex divorce, you should consider the attorney who has pioneered it in South Florida to diligently represent your interests in a smooth and professional manner , Michael Lechtman.