Pearland Same-Sex Divorce Lawyer
Providing Caring Legal Advice in Harris County & the Surrounding Areas
Though the legal system is far more progressive today than it once was, it’s still tough to navigate a system that is still primarily structured with heterosexual marriages in mind. For same-sex couples seeking divorce, navigating an already complex process can be extremely stressful.
At The Dieye Firm, we aim to simplify the process.
When you work with our lawyer at The Dieye Firm, you’re dealing with an experienced professional who is knowledgeable about advocating for LGBTQ+ clients in the family law court system. We will answer your questions and provide an empathetic ear for your concerns.
Divorce is tough for individuals and families. Let us ease the burden with our caring representation. We’ll work hard to get you through the process so that you can move on to the next stage of your life.
Seeking legal advice about a divorce, but don’t know where to turn? Call (832) 299-1990 to schedule a consultation with an LGBT family law attorney.
Understanding Same-Sex Divorce in Texas
The year 2015 marked the beginning of a new era for same-sex couples, as the United States Supreme Court officially recognized such unions in all 50 states. This created new opportunities as well as new challenges. While any marrying pair genuinely desires to stay together indefinitely, there’s always the possibility that one or both parties may decide it’s best to separate.
Our Pearland same-sex divorce attorney at The Dieye Firm understands that for members of the LGBTQ+ community, divorce can have special concerns that need to be taken into consideration. We’ve spent years gaining experience in this area of family law to provide knowledgeable representation for our clients.
How Common Is Same-Sex Divorce?
According to a 2013 survey by CBS, the average divorce rate among couples is about 36.3%, regardless of their sexuality. Among gay men, it’s believed that the rate of separation is closer to 15%, while lesbian couples are expected to separate about 30% of the time.
Though LGBTQ+ spouses seem less likely to divorce than their heterosexual counterparts, it’s always best to be prepared for the possibility.
4 Main Areas of Divorce
When it comes to a same-sex divorce, there is much to take into consideration:
No matter how rare or common the divorce rate, one thing remains the same: You’re going to need the help of an experienced Pearland same-sex divorce lawyer who understands the process and will always represent your best interests.
Children in Same-Sex Divorce Matters
In addition to the financial issues inherent in any divorce matter, LGBTQ+ couples face additional challenges when it comes to the rights and obligations of their minor children.
Texas law doesn’t recognize the presumption that a non-biological parent is a legal parent. And challenges raised in custody matters for heterosexual parents, such as DNA testing, may not apply to a same-sex couple. Divorcing LGBTQ+ couples must then contend with issues where one parent may be denied custody or visitation, or a biological parent is left without the means to support their child, should the breadwinner of the family decide to leave.
Additional complications arise when a child or children were adopted.
It is important to work with a law firm that will not only stand up for your right as a parent but can do so while navigating the complex emotional and legal matters surrounding custody, visitation, and child support matters in same-sex divorces.
Providing Caring Legal Help in Pearland & Beyond
The Dieye Firm is an award-winning firm that’s proud to serve the people of Harris County, providing reliable legal services to clients from all walks of life.
We believe everyone deserves a lawyer who will represent them with integrity and compassion. If you don’t know where to turn to get the legal help you need, give our LGBT family law attorney a call.
Need a trusted and experienced same-sex divorce lawyer? Call (832) 299-1990 to schedule a consultation.
When I needed a lawyer - he was the only person that I called.- Sharmain
Professional, personable, and readily available for any questions or concerns.- Kim
I would definitely recommend him to friends and family.- Osmin
I can't express how grateful I am to have come across this firm.- Former Client
The man deals with facts and does not stand on shaky grounds.- Larry