“No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were. As some of the petitioners in these cases demonstrate, marriage embodies a love that may endure even past death. It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage. Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves. Their hope is not to be condemned to live in loneliness, excluded from one of civilization’s oldest institutions. They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law. The Constitution grants them that right.”
With these words, in June of 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples had an equal right to marry under the United States Constitution. This decision ushered in a new era for our State which was long overdue. Today, same sex couples can apply for marriage licenses and marry just like heterosexual couples. And same sex couples can have their common law marriages recognized as well.
These rights to marry granted to same sex couples, also means the full constellation of legal protections afford to heterosexual couples are available. Rights to property, splitting of debt and parenting are all available, and same sex couples deserve the same protections. If you are considering divorce or you have been served with divorce papers, it is important you speak with an experienced attorney quickly. Protecting your rights and ensuring that you are properly protected in court means acting quickly, but not rashly.
I represent clients in contested and uncontested divorce cases. I understand the law relating to same same-sex divorce in Texas, and I will provide you the effective representation you need.
Whether through negotiation or litigation, I will fight to get you the results you want. I will pursue every available legal option to obtain a favorable outcome for you.
I am here to help. Contact me today for a free consultation at 956-501-6565.