When a member of the military, or the spouse of a service member, decides that a divorce is necessary, there may be any of the usual issues to resolve in the divorce. But, a military divorce in Florida also has its own types of issues. While a civilian divorce is generally governed by Florida law, a military divorce also involves legal issues that pertain to members of the military under federal law.
Over the past several months, we have covered a number of developments in the arena of LGBT family law. Progress in this regard has moved very quickly in some ways, but has lagged in others. However, a recent announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice has been seen by many observers as an important step forward for married same-sex couples nationwide.
Anyone who has been through the process of an international adoption knows that it can include hurdles. At the same time, no one would deny how rewarding the experience is once an adoption is finalized. Couples who are considering adoption may want to understand forthcoming legal changes that could affect their plans.
According to Florida family law, a person can be required to pay permanent spousal support. This means that a person is mandated to meet this financial obligation for an indefinite period of time, unless certain conditions are met.