Tarrant County LGBTQ Family Law Attorney
LGBTQ couples across the United States have had the right to marry and enjoy all the benefits of marriage since the landmark Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015. In addition, many LGBTQ couples wish to build their families through adoption or blend their families from previous relationships. Along the way, they might face a variety of issues in Texas family court.
If a legal matter arises regarding your LGBTQ family, you need the assistance of a committed Hurst LGBTQ family lawyer from Hoppes Family Law. We are ready to help clients throughout Tarrant County with a wide range of family-related cases, so let us assist in preserving your rights and your family.
Common LGBTQ Family Law Matters
Family legal matters can arise for those in LGBTQ relationships just as regularly as in heterosexual marriages and families. However, some matters might be more complicated, including conservatorship and access cases. Our law firm represents LGBTQ clients in many types of cases, including:
- Conservatorship/child custody
- Child support
- Community property division
- Spousal support
- Domestic violence
If you are facing any of these issues, among others, do not hesitate to contact our legal team to discuss how we might help.
Once every LGBTQ couple became able to marry, it is natural that the number of divorce cases would increase, as well. The same requirements exist for every divorce case, including the following:
- At least one spouse must be a resident of Texas for six months prior to filing.
- At least one spouse must be a resident of the county where you file your case for 90 days.
- One spouse must file a Petition for Divorce with the appropriate family court.
- The Petition must state grounds for divorce, which can be no-fault grounds of insupportability, or fault-based grounds of adultery, cruelty, abandonment, incarceration for more than one year, confinement due to mental illness for three years, or living separately for three years.
- The other spouse should respond to the Petition
- The spouses must resolve the required issues, including property division, conservatorship, child support, and spousal support. If they cannot reach a resolution, the matter will need to go before the court.
Conservatorship issues can be particularly challenging in LGBTQ cases in which one spouse did not legally adopt the child. We can help with these cases, as well.
Contact Our Hurst LGBTQ Family Law Firm Today
At Hoppes Family Law, we stand up for the rights of LGBTQ families, and we help you navigate every step of your family law matter. We handle cases in Hurst, Bedford, Colleyville, Keller, North Richland Hills, Southlake, Fort Worth, Arlington, and Richland Hills, and we have the experience and resources to help you. For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us online or call us at 817-283-3999 today.