Common Questions About LGBTQ Family Law
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?
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.
I was married in another state/country. Can you help me with my divorce?
These issues are extremely complex, but we have the resources and experience necessary to achieve successful outcomes. We have achieved tremendous results in international family law matters, and we remain on the cutting edge of these developing issues.
Contact An Attorney To Ask More Questions
Knowing your rights is the first step toward protecting them. For more answers to your questions about LGBTQ family law, contact our Houston firm today for a consultation. You can reach us at 713-574-7952 or you can send us an email.