Although the momentous ruling issued by the U.S. Supreme Court in 2015 allowed for the national recognition of same-sex marriage for couples in Florida and all other states, the rights of same-sex partners continue to be unclear. One right that has a significant impact on how the family is viewed is the right of same-sex partners to be recognized as the parent when the traditional roles of mother and father are not present. Same-sex partners may need to rely on sperm and egg donation and surrogacy to a greater degree than opposite-sex couples, which can create some complex hurdles. It is also very important for many same-sex couples to have equal standing toward children born prior to their relationship.
Going through a divorce in Florida may signify freedom in terms of spousal commitments, but when children are involved, the relationship with one's ex-spouse may be a lifelong concern. It can be difficult for children to face conflict between their parents as they celebrate their birthdays and other special occasions, but parents may be able to help their children if they can get past their own interpersonal difficulties. The type of co-parenting relationship two divorced parties cultivate can have a huge impact on the emotional health of their children.