Florida Attorney General Pamela Bondi has filed a motion to intervene in my client’s same sex divorce matter. The parties married in Massachusetts, moved to Florida, came to a full settlement agreement via the Collaborative Divorce Process, and asked a Hillsborough Judge to dissolve their marriage. Their request was denied and their case dismissed. The case is now in the Second District Court of Appeals.
The Tampa Tribune has reported the development as follows:
Attorney General Pam Bondi may be fighting to prevent same-sex couples from marrying in Florida, but she is also taking a legal position that has the effect of forcing gay couples who married elsewhere to stay married, lawyers in a Tampa case say.