Christopher W. Rumbold zealously and continuously advocates in the furtherance of marital and family equality for all Floridians.
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STATE OF FLORIDA
MARITAL & FAMILY EQUALITY
On June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court ruled that the 14th amendment protected all Americans' right to marry an individual of their choice. For all Floridians, this ruling means that the State must honor any opposite-sex or same-sex couple's request for a marriage license and it must recognize marriages validly entered into in another state. For same-sex Floridians, this ruling leaves open the applicability, implementation and amendment of existing marital and family law (statutory), which will be within the province of the State to regulate. The recent recognition of marital equality for same-sex couples raises various issues. As such, same-sex couples planning to marry or recently married should consider prenuptial or postnuptial agreements designed to equitably establish their marital rights, entitlements and obligations. Additionally, same-sex couples contemplating divorce should consider the various benefits and detriments associated with resolution by litigation versus negotiation.
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