One of the many questions in any divorce is the determination of spousal support. This question is particularly complicated in same-sex divorces, as there are no specific laws or precedents to rely on. Here we'll look at some of the factors that a judge may consider...
Same-Sex Couples & Divorce
In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that the constitutional right to marry extends to same-sex couples. This ruling applies to all fifty states and allows same-sex couples access to benefits equal to that of opposite-sex married couples. ...
You and your same-sex spouse have been together for 15 years. The minute same-sex marriage was legalized in the United States in 2015 you began planning your dream wedding in Texas. Several years later, things are not going well. Both of you are unhappy and have...
Over the past sixty years, more couples have been divorcing than ever before. Stepparenting has become a cultural institution across the country. In states like Texas, there's a blueprint for many people who become stepparents, especially if they're straight and...
If you're divorcing as a same-sex couple in Texas, you may be worried about how the law may apply to your situation, especially when it comes to child custody. The fact is that since the law has changed so much in recent years, many divorcing same-sex couples face...
When people think about domestic violence, they generally have the stereotypical image of a large, aggressive man bullying, threatening and outright abusing a much-smaller woman. But this stereotype doesn't really hold true when they're examined carefully -- and it...
Child support and custody issues can be difficult for any couple to navigate. However, there may be some unique problems that same-sex couples have to face when they split up. If the couple used a surrogate to bring their child into their lives, then the court may...
While it's no longer a constant, many women still change their surnames when they marry. If you do so and you later divorce, are you stuck with that name?Not at all. There are a few things, however, that you need to consider: Should you keep your married name?It's...
The battle for equal rights for same-sex couples didn't end when the Supreme Court quashed the Defense of Marriage Act in 2015. New sorts of battles -- many of them related to the way that same-sex couples were treated in the past -- were just beginning.One of those...
In a genuine moment of clarity, you realized that you and your spouse are entirely ill-suited to each other, and no amount of marriage counseling would change the situation. You decided to seek a divorce.Now, you just have to tell your spouse. How you handle this...
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