LGBTQ+ Family Law Attorneys in Houston
We Provide Legal Counsel to People of All Gender Identities
Family law for same-sex couples changed dramatically in 2015 due to the ground-breaking U.S. Supreme Court case calling for the legalization of same-sex marriages in all states, including Texas, which formerly decreed that “marriage is between a man and a woman.” No more!
Despite the fact that the law changed only recently, our family law attorneys already had experience in meeting the legal needs of the LGBTQ+ community in family law matters through mechanisms such as domestic partner agreements. Same sex couples were adopting and having families long before marriage equality was decreed, and our firm also already had experience in child custody cases for same-sex couples.
Same sex couples with children naturally faced the same issues when they separated as any divorcing couple with children: Custody, visitation, and child support. The attorneys at Diggs & Sadler have always compassionately counseled LGBTQ+ clients to address their family law needs. Now, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court and marriage equality, we can also handle your divorce, just as we can for anyone else.
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She was always on top of emails and other communication and I knew what was going on with my case almost as quickly as Kristy found out herself.- Tracy
LGBTQ+ Divorce and Family Matters Our Lawyers Can Handle
At Diggs & Sadler, we understand that no two marriages are alike, and that means that every divorce case will be different. However, we’ve been in business long enough to know just how to handle every complication or setback that may come your way.
Our talented team of lawyers and our knowledgeable staff prioritizes clients’ needs above all else. We will work until you’re satisfied with the results of your case.
Our firm handles many divorce-related issues, including:
- Division of assets
- Custody disagreements
- Enforcing court orders
Divorcing a spouse can be a lengthy process, especially if there are children involved or large, disputed assets to sort out, but our lawyers are ready to work through all aspects of your divorce.
There may still be biases and uncertainties around custody agreements and other aspects of divorce in some courts for same-sex couples, but an experienced lawyer can handle these in stride and help you understand the nuances of family law as they apply to your case.
Managing partner Cindy Diggsof Diggs & Sadler has been a speaker, both at seminars and in the news, on the Supreme Court’s Equal marriage decision. The lawyers at Diggs & Sadlerare interested in continuing to explore the impact of the Supreme Court marriage equality case, Obergefell v. Hodges, in various contexts, including:
- Whether nonprofit entities, such as religions, may discriminate on the basis of same-sex orientation after Obergefell v. Hodges
- The implications of the retroactive effect of the marriage equality ruling on property division
- The implications of the ruling on same-sex couples who have been in committed relationships, in combination with the common law marriage laws in Texas
- Other possible implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decree
Divorce is never easy, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. You shouldn’t have to go bankrupt or lose years of your life in order to have a successful divorce. By working with our trusted divorce attorneys, you can expect to come out of your divorce with your assets intact and an optimism about your future.
If you are considering divorce, call the Houston LGBTQ+ family law lawyers at Diggs & Sadler today at (713) 766-5355to learn more about what we can do to help you.
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