Houston LGBT Divorce Lawyer
While same-sex marriage is now legal in all states, this doesn’t mean that gay couples are immune to the difficulties that plague many marriages. If you and your spouse are considering divorce, it’s important to speak to an experienced Houston LGBT divorce lawyer. At Slate & Associates, we can help you navigate the challenges involved and assist you through this stressful time.
What Issues Arise During Same-Sex Divorce?
Just as in a traditional divorce, you will need to address such issues as property division, child custody, and child support and spousal support payments.
However, same-sex divorces may also face unique roadblocks, especially when it comes to custody. For example, if you are not the biological or adoptive parent of your child, your custody rights may become complicated. While biological or adoptive parents automatically have grounds to file for custody, you will have to meet a more rigorous standard, showing the court that:
- You cared for and possession of the child for at least six months
- You filed your legal claim for custody within 90 days
A Houston LGBT divorce lawyer can help you understand your rights as well as your obligations regarding your children.
You Deserve a Strong LGBT Advocate
At Slate & Associates, we understand that while the universal legality of same-sex marriage and improving civil rights have made it easier for our LGBT neighbors, there’s still much work to be done. Many Texas family laws are now outdated, with criteria that focus on straight marriages rather than same-sex unions. We’re playing legal catch-up.
Our attorneys have been on the leading edge of same-sex divorces, custody, and spousal support matters. We are honored to represent our clients who need assistance with their LGBT family law matters and have extensive experience with these cases.
We guide couples through the following issues:
- Assisted reproduction and gestational surrogacy agreements
- Child custody and child support
- Contested, uncontested, and collaborative divorces
- Property distribution
- Modification of child custody
- Modification of child support
- Spousal support
Request a Consultation With a Houston LGBT Divorce Lawyer
Slate & Associates is a respected Texas family law firm that proudly represents same-sex spouses in the divorces and other matters. We understand that each divorce is unique, and we will work with you to tailor legal strategies to your specific needs and goals. Contact our office today to learn more about our services.