Committed To Exceptional Legal Representation For LGBT Families
All are welcome at Branch Law Firm. Our San Antonio law firm offers you detailed and effective family law services in the areas of separation and divorce, child custody and access, second-parent adoptions, surrogacy and more.
You can count on reliable, personalized counsel when you turn to attorney Crista Marichalar Branch for guidance on any family law matter. She understands the sometimes unique dynamics and legal needs of LGBT families in Texas.
LGBT Marriage And Divorce Law In Texas
In 2015, the United States Supreme Court issued the monumental decision that made same-sex marriages legal in every state. The granting of this fundamental right also provided the right to seek a separation or divorce, apply for custody of minor children, divide community property and more.
Divorce may be the same for a same-sex couple as for any other couple or it may involve complications, such as the questionable status of previous registered domestic partnerships. At Branch Law Firm, you will find comprehensive, efficient solutions for divorce and other family law matters.
Same-Sex Couple Adoption In Texas
Parenthood sometimes poses unique challenges for same-sex couples. LGBT couples and individuals in Texas have several options when they want to become parents via adoption, namely:
- Second-parent adoptions, where one partner applies to adopt the other parent’s biological or adopted children
- Joint adoptions, where the couple adopts a child together
- Single parent adoptions that allow individuals to adopt on their own
Although same-sex relationships are recognized as legal throughout Texas, some family law situations may still raise legal questions. Attorney Crista Marichalar Branch will enforce your rights as a partner, spouse or parent during settlement negotiations, mediation and litigation.
Contact A San Antonio Same-Sex Marriage And Family Law Attorney
For information on LGBT family law in Texas, contact Branch Law Firm. We firmly believe that every family is special and will give dedicated attention to your legal needs. Call us at 210-761-6390 or complete our online form for a prompt reply.