Colleyville Same-Sex Divorce Attorneys
With more states legalizing same-sex marriage, a question naturally arises about what happens when same-sex spouses choose to pursue a divorce. If they make this decision while living in the state in which they were married, such a proceeding would go just as it does with any other marriage. However, attempting to seek a divorce from one’s spouse while living in a state like Texas, which does not recognize same-sex marriage, comes with some considerable challenges.
If you were married to your partner in a state which recognizes same-sex marriages and wish to pursue a divorce in Texas, the Colleyville same-sex divorce attorneys of Alexander & Associates may be able to help you. Our knowledgeable team of lawyers is committed to helping same-sex couples to legally terminate a marriage that they no longer wish to continue. Contact us today by calling 817-756-4040.
Precedents for Same-Sex Divorce in Texas
In January 2011, a Travis County court granted a divorce to a same-sex couple who had settled their terms of divorce out of court. When the Texas attorney general attempted to intervene based on the premise that Texas did not have subject matter jurisdiction to grant the divorce, the intervention was dismissed as too late.
In October 2009, Judge Tena Callahan granted a divorce to two men in Dallas County under the equal protection clause, claiming all Americans had the right to be granted a divorce. The attorney general’s office is currently appealing the case.
While these cases have ended with divorces being granted to same-sex couples, the actual legality of same-sex divorce in Texas remains unsettled.
If you were married in a state that recognizes same-sex marriage and are seeking a divorce in Texas, it is important to have a skilled attorney to help you through this confusing process. The laws are still unclear, but the Colleyville same-sex divorce lawyers of Alexander & Associates are dedicated to helping same-sex couples reach a satisfactory outcome to their separation. Contact our offices today at 817-756-4040 to begin discussing your legal options.