When the Supreme Court ruled in June of 2015 that same-sex couples had an equal right to marry under the Fourteenth Amendment of The United States Constitution, it began a new era in our state. Today, any couple who wishes to marry in Texas can obtain a marriage license, and same-sex marriages that occurred in other states will be recognized. Same-sex couples that have met the requirements for a common law marriage may also have their marriages recognized.
Not only did the ruling establish equal rights for same-sex couples in marriage, it also established rights for same-sex couples in the event of a divorce, including child custody and support, spousal support, property division and other considerations. If you are considering divorce, questioning if your relationship meets the requirements for a common law marriage, or you have been informed that your spouse has already filed for divorce, it is important that you seek the advice of a Houston same-sex divorce lawyer with the ability to protect your interests.
Helping You Through A Difficult Process
At Laura Dale & Associates, we represent clients in all aspects of contested and uncontested divorce proceedings. We are a highly respected Houston-based firm that has successfully resolved complex family law issues for a local, national and international clientele. We fully understand the law as it pertains to same-sex divorce in Texas, and we are fully prepared to provide the effective representation you need.
We know that this is a difficult time for you, and we understand what is at stake. We take a proactive, results-oriented approach to your case. Whether through negotiation or litigation, you can rely on us to pursue every available option in an effort to secure the best available outcome on your behalf.
Discuss Your Same-Sex Divorce Questions With One Of Our Attorneys
No matter what type of family law issue you may be facing, we will put our decades of combined experience to work for you and fight to resolve the matter in a way that most benefits you and your family. You can reach us in the Houston area at 713-574-7952 or via email to schedule an appointment with one of our Houston same-sex divorce attorneys.