The landscape of LGBT rights within the family law context is constantly changing, which makes it critical to ensure that you have competent legal representation by a same-sex divorce attorney who has stayed up to date on all of the latest changes.
Decisions made during the divorce process related to your division of property, child custody, child support, and other matters can have far-reaching consequences on your life. This can be even more significant in LGBT cases when there may not be established case law to guide the courts when making decisions.
Exploring Legal Options During a Difficult Time
Family law matters pertaining to lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender divorce are often legally complex. Our dedicated Pinellas County family law attorney will walk through the options that may be available to you, to help resolve your legal dispute. Some options may include:
Mediation is a process in which you and your spouse work together with the help of a third-party neutral to try to negotiate a resolution. You can potentially resolve matters related to property, support and custody through the process of mediation. We often recommend pursuing this option if you are afraid that a litigated case may not be in your best interests or those of your children.
If you agree to mediation, we ensure that you work with a mediator who understands LGBT divorce issues and is skilled at finding solutions acceptable to both parties. In mediation, you get to control the process and only agree to a plan that you are satisfied with.
Collaborative law is a special type of law that focuses on reaching a negotiated settlement. The goal is not to litigate the case, and instead, have the parties, personally or through their lawyers, negotiate on their behalf. We can help guide you through this path so you can minimize as much conflict as possible.
If a pre-trial settlement is not possible, litigation is the next option. With litigation, your legal advocate presents your position to the family law court. We can aggressively represent your interests at any hearing. We walk you through each step of the process from discovery and pre-trial motions to the trial.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Tara J. Scott, P.A.
Attorney Tara J. Scott has nearly 15 years of legal experience that she puts to use in every case she handles.
She provides compassionate representation and is familiar with common legal issues found in many divorces, as well as those issues that are unique to the LGBT community. Ms. Scott understands that each divorce case is unique and requires a personalized approach.
Tara J. Scott offers a breadth of knowledge in same-sex divorce and understands concerns that LGBT individuals may have during this difficult process. She can discuss your rights and responsibilities during this process through an initial consultation. She can also discuss the possible legal options available in your particular situation.