Family law for same-sex couples changed dramatically in 2015 due to the ground-breaking U.S. Supreme Court case calling for the legalization of same-sex marriages in all states, including Texas, which formerly decreed that “marriage is between a man and a woman.” No more!
Despite the fact that the law changed only recently, our family law attorneys already had experience in meeting the legal needs of the LGBT community in family law matters through mechanisms such as domestic partner agreements. Same sex couples were adopting and having families long before marriage equality was decreed, and our firm also already had experience in child custody cases for same-sex couples. Same sex couples with children naturally faced the same issues when they separated as any divorcing couple with children: custody, visitation and support. The attorneys at Holmes, Diggs, Eames & Sadler have always compassionately counseled LGBT clients to address their family law needs. Now, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court and marriage equality, we can also handle your divorce, just as we can for anyone else.
LGBT Divorce and Family Matters Our Lawyers Can Handle
The lawyers at Holmes, Diggs, Eames & Sadler are also interested in continuing to explore the impact of the Supreme Court marriage equality case, Obergefell v. Hodges, in various contexts, including:
- Whether or not non-profit entities, such as religions, may discriminate on the basis of same-sex orientation after Obergefell;
- The implications of the retroactive effect of the marriage equality ruling on property division;
- The implications of the ruling on same-sex couples who have been in committed relationships, in combination with the common law marriage laws in Texas, and
- Other possible implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s marriage equality decree.
Managing partner Cindy Diggs of Holmes, Diggs, Eames & Sadler has been a speaker, both at seminars and in the news, on the Supreme Court’s Equal marriage decision.
Cindy Diggs on gay marriage and taxes
Cindy Diggs on DOMA
Cindy Diggs on deciding the fate of California’s Proposition 8
Cindy Diggs on Gay Marriage and Texas Law