Protecting The Rights Of Same-Sex Family Members
The ban on same-sex marriage was ruled as unconstitutional in 2015. Today, same-sex marriage is legal in the state of Texas, but complexities still revolve around same-sex family law. At Jeremy J. Poet Law Firm, PLLC, we offer comprehensive guidance for LGBTQ couples and spouses in Grayson County. Our firm can assist you in:
- Gay/lesbian divorce
- Dissolution of domestic partnership
- Property division
- Child and spousal support
Many established gay and lesbian partners continue to live together in unofficial domestic partnerships. If your agreement was never formalized, you will still face the difficult task of separating decades of community and separate property. As an experienced family law firm, we can assist you in property division.
Child custody is another challenge for separating same-sex partners. Child custody may never have been formalized; therefore achieving a child custody or visitation agreement can be a challenge. We will help you understand your rights and how we can help you secure time with your children.
Your Guide Through The Adoption Process
We are experienced in guiding Sherman couples through the adoption process. We often assist in same-sex parent and second-parent adoptions. Second-parent adoption allows the adoption of a child by a parent’s non-martial partner. Second-parent adoption provides legal protection of parental rights in case of separation or divorce.
We provide compassionate and informative guidance for the entire adoption process. We can also assist in the termination of a biological parent’s rights for the purpose of adoption. We will complete all the paperwork and necessary processes to complete the adoption correctly and promptly.