“Family Defined” – Why is the definition family so important to my legal rights in Florida?

 Family law encompasses a wide spectrum of human actives, from the definition of “family” to the intimate aspects of our family lives.  Generally, family law matters are governed by state law and vary greatly from one jurisdiction to another.  However, constitutional rights to privacy, due process, and equal protection have imposed federal standards throughout.  The views and definition of family are reflected in the laws of each state. 
 
The law recognizes the “traditional family” by granting certain legal privileges that other groups may desire even though they do not fit neatly within the legal definition of the traditional family.  The definition of family has evolved over the years from the very narrow traditional view to the contemporary extended family. 
 
Each state and jurisdiction has its own definition of family.  Within each state’s definition of family, different benefits of the family unit are recognized under the law, such as: inheritance rights, the right to bring suit for wrongful death, survivor benefits, homestead rights and protections, the presumption of joint ownership of property, privilege of marital communications, hospital visitation rights, the right to receive spousal support and share in property in the event of a separation or divorce.   
 
If you have a question of your legal rights under Florida’s family law call the Law Office of Garrett J. Starhl located in Jacksonville Florida at 904-342-1050.  Garrett J. Strahl, is experienced in handling delicate family law questions. 
 
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