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Handling Same-Sex Family Law Issues

Last updated on September 30, 2022

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Resolving Same-Sex Couples’ Family Law Challenges

Although gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals have the same legal protections as heterosexuals in the state of Texas, they may still face discrimination and other unique legal challenges. A skilled attorney can help you and your partner overcome many of these problems.

Families are different. Likewise, one family code does not necessarily fit all families. It is possible to take the Texas Family Code and creatively apply it to any family to give it as many options imaginable. At Laura Dale & Associates, P.C., we understand the frustrations that LGBTQ individuals have when legal matters arise in their family lives, and we can provide assistance with:

  • Marriage for LGBTQ couples
  • Second-parent adoptions
  • Gestational surrogacy agreements
  • Division of property after a breakup
  • Child custody
  • Cohabitation/partnership agreements
  • Name changes
  • Dissolutions/divorces for LGBTQ couples

Our legal team can help you identify the most effective way to legally protect you and your family. At Laura Dale & Associates, P.C., we work hard to do what is best for our clients and intelligently pursue their goals. When you choose us to represent you, you can count on the fact that we will be your vigorous advocates, providing the strong legal help you need during this difficult time. Whatever your needs and objectives, you can rely on our attorneys for the trustworthy counsel and assistance you deserve. Let us answer your questions.

Same-Sex Marriage FAQs

At Laura Dale & Associates, P.C., we provide full-service family law representation to same-sex couples. On this page we will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about same-sex marriage and LGBTQ family law issues in Texas.

Do gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and transsexual individuals have the same rights as heterosexuals in Texas?

As of 2015, the United States Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in every state of the U.S., Texas included. This means that LGBTQ couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples when it comes to prenuptial agreements, marriage, property division and child custody.

Why do I need legal representation for a same-sex marriage?

Everyone, whether a heterosexual or a member of the LGBTQ community, can benefit from having an attorney protect their rights. As you enter a committed relationship or a marriage, you may need a lawyer’s advice regarding a family legal matter. We can draft agreements that protect your rights and provide you with peace of mind. Issues we can assist you with include second parent adoptions, gestational surrogacy agreements, property division, child custody and cohabitation agreements.

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Our lawyers’ experience in many different areas means that you can rely on us to address the unique aspects of your case, even if it involves sophisticated issues such as same-sex families and Texas law, international family law, dividing the value of a business or considering bankruptcy. Contact us today for a consultation. Call 713-574-7952 or send us an email.

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