Compassionate Representation For Same-Sex Divorce
The right to marry has given same-sex couples in Texas access to a wide variety of benefits, including hospital visitation, the tax benefits of filing a joint return, inheriting property and other benefits previously awarded only to heterosexual married couples. It also means that the end of a same-sex relationship can now include the challenges of divorce.
At Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A., we understand that same-sex couples seeking a divorce often face different obstacles at the end of their relationship. Whether you are navigating parenting concerns or a particularly difficult division of property, I will work closely with you to understand your needs and negotiate a solution that protects your interests.
Helping You Navigate Issues Unique To Same-Sex Divorce
Many of the challenges facing same-sex married couples are similar to those experienced by other couples undergoing divorce. These include:
- Division of property
- Spousal maintenance
- Child custody, visitation and support
- Tax or estate issues
In addition to these issues, you may face questions unique to a same-sex relationship. Child custody can become more complex if you or your spouse is the only biological or adoptive parent of your child and the other wants to remain in contact with the child they have parented. You and your spouse may have had a longstanding relationship before legally able to marry and that can make the division of property or the awarding of spousal maintenance more difficult.
At Law Office of Ada M. Barreto, P.A., I provide compassionate and experienced legal guidance for LGBTQ+ couples seeking a divorce. I will help protect your interests in negotiation, ensuring that your needs are met and you can continue to have a strong relationship with your children. As a certified mediator, our founding attorney can help you negotiate a fair agreement with your spouse, allowing you to move forward and build your life beyond the end of your marriage.