FREE INITIAL CONSULTATION
(210) 229-2088
info@branchfamilylaw.com

Category: Same-sex Parents

First Gay Marriage License Issued in Travis County

First Gay Marriage License Issued in Travis County

Two days ago, Travis County Probate Judge Guy Herman ruled the state’s ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional as part of an estate dispute. Because the state does not recognize same-sex marriages, the marriage of Stella Powell and Sonemaly Phrasavath was not recognized and her estate passed to her siblings instead of her wife of […]

Read More

Gay Marriage and State Sovereignty

Gay Marriage and State Sovereignty

There has been a lot of discussion recently in regards the recently proposed House Bill 623 . This bill essentially proposes to allow Texas to circumvent federal court decisions in regards to declaring gay marriage bans unconstitutional. However, rather than continue the discussion of whether gay marriage should or should not be legal, this bill […]

Read More

Gay Parent Rights Heading to Trial

Gay Parent Rights Heading to Trial

The rights of a gay partner to participate in, and more importantly, have court ordered rights to, parenting her former partner’s child will be set for trial in the 302nd Judicial District Court of Dallas County, Texas. After the Texas Supreme Court declined to hear the biological parent’s appeal challenging the partner’s right to sue for […]

Read More

Same-sex Marriage in Texas

Same-sex Marriage in Texas

In 2015, the US Supreme Court declared same-sex marriages as legal in every US State. So, yes, you can get married with someone of the same sex. You can start a family and you are also entitled to divorce should it not work out. How to get married in Texas? First, you have to secure […]

Read More

Same-sex Couples: Children and Adoption

Same-sex Couples: Children and Adoption

Same-sex marriage has only been legalized quite recently. If you are already married or you are wanting to marry and want to have children, that is not a problem. There are many same-sex couples who are very successful in parenting. There are many scenarios which could be at play here. It is possible that one […]

Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Same Sex Divorces in Texas

Everything You Need to Know About Same Sex Divorces in Texas

Since same sex marriages have been made legal by the Supreme Court, same sex divorces are now possible as well. People are still confused because not all states had acknowledged that same sex marriages were legal prior to 2015 and many are still wondering if it’s possible to have a same-sex marriage in Texas and […]

Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Same Sex Divorces in Texas

Everything You Need to Know About Same Sex Divorces in Texas

Since same sex marriages have been made legal by the Supreme Court, same sex divorces are now possible as well. People are still confused because not all states had acknowledged that same sex marriages were legal prior to 2015 and many are still wondering if it’s possible to have a same-sex marriage in Texas and […]

Read More

The Basics Of Surrogacy Agreements

The Basics Of Surrogacy Agreements

  When will you need a surrogacy agreement?   If you and your spouse are considering surrogacy, there are a lot of legalities you will have to prepare for. It is best to arm yourself with enough information to prepare yourself for your plans.   Surrogacy involves a surrogate – a woman who carries a […]

Read More