Same-Sex Family Law in San Antonio, TX

Change, controversy, and confusion abound when it comes same-sex family law. However, the attorneys in our law firm know the latest legal developments about gay marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships, and help you understand how the law applies to you, your partner, and your family.

Generally, the same concerns that involve family law also apply to same-sex family law. However, same-sex partners do not have all the legal protections that husbands and wives in traditional marriage do. Marriage of opposite and same-sex couples requires a commitment that affects all areas of your life, long after a divorce or separation.

To discuss the specifics of your case with an experienced attorney, request a free initial consultation with our law firm. We assist you in seeing the big picture with all its details, and can follow up with temporary orders or litigation.

Marriage, Civil Unions, and Domestic Partnerships

The state offers differing levels of legal protection when it comes to various types of domestic unions, which include marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. Currently, only a few states recognize same-same marriage unions with a marriage certificate, and Texas is not one of them.

Some states provide same-sex residents with a type of legal recognition of their partnership with a civil union. This is recognized only at the state level.

Other states allow domestic partnerships, which are not legal unions, but do allow the partners in a same-sex relationship to create legal contracts for themselves. When thinking about such partnerships and possible legal contracts, it is a good idea to have a qualified lawyer draft them for you. Finally, there are spousal rights, which are similar to the rights of partners in an opposite-sex marriage.

Family Law Concerns Apply to Same- and Opposite-Sex Partnerships

People involved in a same-sex marriage or partnership experience the same concerns that opposite sex couples do – divorce or dissolution of the union, child custody and support, and domestic violence. When you have such concerns, come to us for accurate legal advice and compassionate service.

For a free initial consultation, call our firm at 210-541-6800. Let our experienced attorneys see how the law applies to the dissolution of your same-sex partnership. We proudly serve clients in San Antonio and Karnes City, and throughout the State of Texas.