On June 25, 2015, the US Supreme Court made same-sex marriages legal in all 50 states with their ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges. In addition to granting the LGBTQ community greater constitutional rights, it also gave rise to a host of family law issues, including those relating to divorce, parental rights, and child custody of same-sex parents.
For instance, many same-sex couples mistakenly believe being legally married means the non-biological parent will be recognized as the presumptive parent of any child(ren) born during their marriage. While this may be true in some states, it is not true in Texas. In order to protect the parent-child relationship in Texas, the non-biological parent in a same-sex marriage must legally adopt his/her child(ren).
Our lawyers can help guide you through the legal processes necessary to achieve a sense of security that your family has the same legal rights and protections enjoyed by opposite-sex married couples. Call a Houston LGBTQ+ family attorney at Boudreaux Hunter & Associates LLC today at (713) 333-4430 or fill out a contact form now to schedule a consultation.
Even the most amicable family law matters can be stressful and exhausting. The volatile debates centered on marriage equality can make a same-sex divorce even more taxing. Whether it’s a pre-nup, post-nup, cohabitation agreement, child custody, divorce, or any other family law related issue, you must know your rights and be well-advised by experienced firm whose lawyers are members and allies of the LGBTQ community.
We understand this is a precarious time for LGBTQ family law. Many new legalities must be addressed and explored. Nevertheless, if there is anything we understand really well it is family law. For us, you will never be just another case number. We take the time to get to know you and learn your story. This allows us to customize strategies to better represent you. Our family law attorneys provide compassionate care and legal aid to help you through this moment in your life. Call the Houston LGBTQ+ family lawyers at Boudreaux Hunter & Associates LLC today at (713) 333-4430 or fill out a contact form now to schedule a consultation.
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