The US Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that Texas was to recognize legally performed same-sex marriages from out of state. Those same couples were entitled in this ruling to divorce in Texas. New legal challenges have resulted.
Custody Issues for Same Sex Couples
Establishing parental rights and duties is not as straightforward for same sex couples as it is for heterosexual couples. You need an experienced attorney to help you navigate the Texas laws related to child custody for same sex parents. Shared custody can be more challenging to achieve in these circumstances and additional legal measures may need to be taken to guarantee rights of both parties.
A collaborative approach may be best for you and your partner. This process retains the privacy of the separating couple and shields them from possibly being treated differently than a heterosexual couple during a divorce by a judge.
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