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Same Sex Divorce

LGBT Divorce Lawyers in San Antonio

Experienced Representation for Same-Sex Couples in Texas

In January 2015, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in the Obergefell case. They ruled that same-sex couples have a fundamental right to marry in all states. The United States Supreme Court required that all states, including Texas, recognize same-sex marriages. With the right to marry also comes the right to divorce.

Call on a San Antonio same-sex divorce lawyer with experience handling the unique challenges of LGBT divorce in Texas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

If you are in a same-sex marriage and considering a divorce, it is a good idea to hire a San Antonio same-sex divorce attorney to handle your case. 

While the laws are the same for every couple no matter their sexual orientation, each case will have its own unique challenges, such as:

  • Child custody issues - Disputes may arise if the child is not biologically one of the spouse's
  • Property division - if the couple lived together long before getting legally married
  • Unfair bias in and outside of the courtroom
  • Challenges with common-law marriage dates

 Having a dedicated San Antonio same-sex divorce lawyer there to represent your interests can make all the difference in achieving an efficient agreement that suits your needs.

Common Mistakes in Same-Sex Divorce

When navigating the complexities of a same-sex divorce, several common mistakes can further complicate proceedings. Recognizing these pitfalls can help you to avoid them:

  • Underestimating the Importance of Legal Representation: Many assume they can handle divorce proceedings without a lawyer, often overlooking the nuanced legal landscape surrounding same-sex divorce.
  • Not Accounting for All Marital Assets: Failing to accurately identify, value, and divide all marital assets, especially with non-traditional family structures or finances, can lead to unfair settlements.
  • Overlooking Tax Implications: Divorce can significantly affect your tax obligations. Misunderstanding these implications can have long-term financial repercussions.
  • Ignoring Custody and Visitation Rights: For same-sex couples, especially with children not biologically related to both parents, custody arrangements can become exceedingly complex.
  • Handling the Divorce Process Without a Clear Agreement: Attempting to finalize a divorce without clear, legally binding agreements on pertinent issues such as property division, support, and custody can lead to disputes and future legal challenges.

How an Attorney Can Help You Avoid These Mistakes

An experienced same-sex divorce attorney plays a crucial role in steering clients away from these common mistakes. They provide knowledgeable, tailored advice that reflects the unique aspects of LGBT family law. An attorney not only ensures that all marital assets are accounted for and fairly distributed but also navigates the complex tax implications of your divorce. They advocate for fair custody and visitation arrangements, protecting the rights of both parents and the welfare of any children involved. Furthermore, a lawyer will guide the crafting of a comprehensive divorce agreement, which addresses all aspects of the dissolution of marriage, minimizing the risk of future disputes. Lastly, during the divorce process, they can advise on necessary updates to estate planning, ensuring that your post-divorce wishes are accurately reflected. Overall, having a dedicated attorney familiar with same-sex divorce intricacies can make a significant difference in achieving a fair and effective resolution.

Dedicated to Guiding You Through Your TX Divorce

In the eyes of the law, same-sex divorces are entirely indistinguishable from divorces involving heterosexual couples. This means that same-sex couples will need to handle all the same challenges and address a wide variety of issues in their divorce agreement.

Just a few of the things we can help divorcing same-sex couples handle include:

Call The Law Office of Rebecca J. Carrillo Today

Our skilled same-sex divorce attorneys in San Antonio understands how emotional and challenging this experience can be. We are here to help you navigate the complex divorce process so that you can focus on putting your life back together and moving forward to a bright and optimistic future. At The Law Office of Rebecca J. Carrillo, we have years of experience to put in your corner, and we are committed to ensuring our clients receive first-rate care. Our attention to detail and dedication to excellence allows us to provide legal strategies that are tailored to each individual’s unique needs and goals.

Schedule your consultation by calling us at (210) 405-6623. Our San Antonio same-sex divorce attorney is ready to help you take the next step.

  • “The service Attorney Carrillo and team provided was unequivocally the best service in the San Antonio area.” - Marques H.
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