Same Sex Divorce Child Custody

Austin LGBTQ Divorce and Child Custody Attorneys

Dedicated Legal Support for the LGBTQ+ Community in Austin, Texas

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The landmark ruling of Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 transformed the legal landscape for same-sex marital rights in Texas, granting LGBTQ+ Texans the right to legally recognized marriages under state law. However, this right also encompasses the complexities of divorce, bringing unique challenges and considerations for the LGBTQ+ community in family law matters.

Divorce, inherently stressful, involves critical issues like property division, spousal support, and child custody. For LGBTQ+ individuals, these proceedings can include additional unique aspects, particularly in divorce or child custody cases.

Unique Considerations in LGBTQ+ Divorce and Child Custody

LGBTQ+ individuals face many common divorce and child custody issues, but there are also specific concerns to consider:

  • The retroactive application of marriage equality on the recognition of a marriage, whether formal or informal.
  • The classification of assets as community or separate property and its impact on asset division in divorce.
  • Parental rights issues, especially for non-biological and adoptive parents.

These and other unique factors can make the path to resolution more complex for LGBTQ+ community members due to the historical evolution of same-sex rights.

Newberry Law, PLLC: Your Advocates in LGBTQ+ Family Law Matters

At Newberry Law, PLLC, we possess the legal expertise and experience required to navigate same-sex divorce and child custody cases. Our firm is distinguished not just by our legal acumen but also by our deep commitment to the LGBTQ+ community in Austin and surrounding areas.

Our dedication to providing empathetic and comprehensive legal support to LGBTQ+ individuals is rooted in our understanding of the specific challenges faced in same-sex divorce and child custody matters.

Schedule a Consultation for LGBTQ+ Divorce and Child Custody Legal Aid

If you are part of the LGBTQ+ community and facing divorce or child custody issues, it’s crucial to have an attorney who is not only a strong advocate but also deeply understands the unique challenges faced by the community.

Contact Newberry Law, PLLC today to schedule a free telephone consultation. We are here to discuss your case and develop a legal strategy aimed at ensuring your success and protecting your rights.