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The Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Information from Punta Gorda Family Law Attorneys

On June 26, 2015, The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution guarantees same-sex marriage, effectively legalizing it nationwide. The decision marks an unprecedented victory for the LGBT community and, as President Obama called it, "a victory for America." For countless married same-sex couples in Florida, the decision further expands on the benefits of marriage to include advantages opposite-sex couples have enjoyed for generations.

Leskovich Law Group, P.A. is committed to providing family law counsel to all the individuals, couples, and families in their community who needs it. In light of the Supreme Court's decision, we are excited to further extend our divorce and family law services and assist present and future clients in navigating all the benefits marriage has to offer.

If you are facing a divorce matter, the firm invites you to contact their offices today.

The Federal Benefits of Marriage

Same-sex couples in Florida have been able to obtain marriage licenses since August of 2014. However, the new Supreme Court ruling now gives them access to benefits that were previously unavailable.

Federal benefits now available to same-sex couples include:

  • Federal employment benefits
  • Veteran and military benefits
  • Social security spousal survivor benefits
  • Social security retirement benefits
  • Social security lump-sum death benefits

For many couples, these benefits could change the landscape of their divorce, prenuptial or postnuptial agreements, or other family law issue. If you need assured counsel to help navigate these matters, contact Leskovich Law Group, P.A. We're ready to sit down with you, review your options, and, if necessary, start pursuing thorough solutions.

Request a free case consultation with a skilled Punta Gorda family lawyer today.

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