Can Shayne Law Help Me With Same Sex Domestic Abuse?

Posted by Gordon Shayne | Mar 02, 2016 | 0 Comments

Can Shayne Law help me with a same sex domestic abuse? There are circumstances where there may be same sex domestic abuse kinds of cases where I can assist a client.

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Can Shayne Law help me with a same sex domestic abuse? There are circumstances where there maybe same sex domestic abuse kinds of cases, where I can assist a client. Specifically, those kinds of cases where the same sex couple has been involved in a civil union and they have a civil union where they've been married. Under Florida law that is recognized pursuant to statute and domestic abuse arises within the context of a child custody situation or where the couple has children or a child.

The Florida statute's that deal with children, consider evidence as to whether or not one of the parties or parents has been a perpetrator of domestic abuse in determining what is appropriate parenting time. Or, custody or issues that pertain to decision making of a child.

Regardless of whether or not it is a couple that is the same sex couple or opposite sex couples, that evidence would be important for a court to have in those kinds of cases. It's always wise to discuss this with an attorney who has experience in this area of the law, so that you understand your rights and responsibilities regarding these kinds of cases.

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