LGBT Divorce Comes With Unique Challenges

Unfortunately, although a milestone Supreme Court decision upheld the right of same-sex couples to marry throughout our nation, our state Legislature has not redrafted the Texas Family Code to account for same-sex marriages, divorces or child custody situations.

This poses unique challenges for same-sex spouses seeking a divorce or same-sex couples with child custody issues. For example, there may be children from a previous marriage. There may be adopted children, children conceived through means of assisted reproduction, or a couple may have used a gestational carrier. The marriage may have begun as a domestic partnership. Whatever the case, you can find help at Jamie Graham & Associates, PLLC, in San Antonio.

With more than 30 years of combined experience, we are prepared to address all issues involved in same-sex divorce and child custody cases. In addition to handling same-sex divorce, we can assist with same-sex child custody issues, adoptions for same-sex parents, and assisted reproduction contracts for intended parents and gestational carriers.

The Many Layers Of Same-Sex Divorce

Divorce is never simple. Lives that were once intertwined need to be pulled apart. Property needs to be divided. Imbalances in income and earning capacity may need to be offset with spousal maintenance. Child support and custody arrangements may be necessary.

Our attorneys will spend time with you. We will help you understand all the issues that will need to be addressed during the divorce process. We will answer your questions. We will also get to know you so we can customize a legal strategy based on your needs.

You may want to know whether your case will go to trial. While we encourage out of court resolutions through negotiation or mediation when appropriate, we are trial-ready. If your spouse is not willing to negotiate in good faith and you need to protect your interests, we will fight for you.

The End Of A Domestic Partnership And Beginning Of A Marriage?

Perhaps you are interested in terminating a domestic partnership because you and your partner want to get married. Our lawyers will educate you about the steps you must take to move from domestic partners to spouses.

Free Consultation About Divorce For LGBT Couples

Call 210-764-3468 or send an email to tell us about your case. We are good listeners, and we are ready to help you in any way we can.