Same-Sex Marriage and Divorce
The issue of same-sex marriage is a controversial one and has been an ongoing point of contention between American citizens for several years. While some states have passed laws allowing recognition of same-sex marriage, others only recognize civil unions and domestic partnerships, while others hold no legal recognition of same-sex relationships. In the state of Texas, neither same-sex marriage nor civil unions are legal. This has consequences for everyone involved in same-sex relationships, even those who are seeking to end a long term relationship or a same-sex marriage granted in a different state.
If you are seeking a divorce in the state of Texas, the Colleyville divorce attorneys of Alexander & Associates are here to help, even if you are in a same-sex marriage. Don’t hesitate to contact our offices today at 817-756-4040 to discuss your situation.
The Divorce Process
Recent events have thrown the state of Texas’s stance on same-sex divorce into question. Two same-sex divorces were granted in recent years, both of which have been intervened on by Texas political figures. While one granting of a divorce was overturned, the other was held up. No matter the case, if you are in a long term relationship or were married in a state allowing same-sex marriage and are now seeking a divorce in Texas, having a skilled attorney who is willing to protect your rights is essential.
In legal terms, the dissolution of a same-sex marriage or civil union involves the same processes as heterosexual unions. If you are seeking a legal separation from your partner or spouse, the following are some of the issues, if your case is accepted by a Texas court, that will be addressed:
- Asset and Debt Division
- Child Custody and Support
Child custody issues may be especially complicated due to adoption laws involving same-sex parents. However, our legal team is dedicated to helping clients confront the legal challenges involved in same-sex divorce in the state of Texas.
If you are considering divorce and are in a same-sex union or civil partnership, an experienced Colleyville divorce lawyer may be able to help. To speak with an attorney about your case today, contact Alexander & Associates at 817-756-4040.