Unmarried couples and domestic partners in the state of Florida who wish to come to agreements on matters such as child custody, property issues, estate planning and the division of assets are not as well-protected under the law as are married couples. Given that same-sex marriage is not recognized in Florida, it is important for these couples to seek other financial and legal arrangements to protect their rights.
In some cases, these arrangements are civil contracts taken between two individuals that provide for remedies in the event of a split or break-up. At the law firm of Kallins Little Delgado, in Palmetto, our attorneys can help you and your partner create a legal agreement to help you safeguard the future and feel confident about the legal options that are available to you.
Domestic Partnership Assistance
At our Florida law firm, we advise domestic partners on many issues related to financial and legal issues, including:
- Property division
- Support payments
- Custody, visitation and child support issues
- Living wills, health care directives and other estate planning tools
- Powers of attorney
- Domestic violence
Unlike divorce proceedings, domestic partnership dissolutions and other issues are not heard in family courts but are instead heard in civil courts like other contract disputes.
Unmarried Partner Attorneys
Our firm can help you draft a domestic partnership agreement, but if you are already facing a dispute, we can represent you at trial. Scott Kallins and Melton Little are both board-certified trial attorneys with more than three decades of experience.