Currently, Texas marital and family laws regarding same-sex couples lag behind much of the rest of the country. At the statewide level, Texas does not recognize same-sex marriages, civil unions, or domestic partnerships. Some cities and counties in Texas, however, recognize same-sex domestic partnerships.
Laws in America surrounding LGBTQ+ rights are rapidly changing. Fortunately for those seeking a same-sex marriage, laws benefiting the LGBTQ+ community are frequently being passed.
Terms of a Domestic Partnership Agreement
In certain Texas cities and counties that honor same-sex domestic partnership agreements, some of the terms that the agreement will cover include:
- Ownership of property, whether joint or individual
- How to share income
- Whether a gift or inheritance are owned solely by one spouse or jointly
- Division of assets
- Child custody
Whether you are seeking a same-sex or opposite-sex domestic partnership, it is imperative to seek legal guidance when determining what your agreement will look like.
Consult an LGBTQ+ Domestic Partnership Lawyer in Houston
At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, our Houston legal team can help same-sex couples navigate the complex and ever-changing LGBTQ+ family laws. If you are looking to form a domestic partnership agreement, our lawyers are prepared to help you and your partner come to an agreement that can benefit both of you in the long run. Call 713-766-5355 or fill out our online contact form today to speak with a Houston domestic partnership lawyer. We work hard to ensure that our clients are compassionately counseled in pursuit of fair treatment and equal justice.