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Same-sex Texas couples may face unique issues when divorcing

The legalization of same-sex marriage in Texas and throughout the country has allowed countless couples to finally tie the knot. However, for same-sex Texas couples who married in another state and then found that they couldn't legally end their marriage, the U.S. Supreme Court's Obergfell v. Hodges ruling last year also meant that they can now legally dissolve their marriage and move on with their lives.

At Weinman & Associates, we can help you work toward an amicable settlement with your spouse. We believe in using negotiation and mediation whenever possible to minimize stress on our clients and particularly on their children. However, we are also fully prepared to go to trial for our clients to protect their interests if that's what's needed.

If there are children involved, whether biological or adopted, this can add an extra layer of legal confusion since the same-sex marriage laws so recently changed for our state. However, we will help you work to resolve custody and visitation issues. We want to protect your rights when it comes to your children while helping you look out for what is in their best interests.

Of course, the stress and conflict of a divorce can often be minimized if there is a well-drafted prenuptial agreement in place. This can help prevent issues involving property and other asset division. Obviously, no couple goes into a marriage anticipating divorce, particularly after they've fought for so long for the right to marry. However, we advise couples, particularly when they are bringing significant assets into a marriage, to have one in place.

Whether you've decided to end your marriage, are just starting out together or need help with the adoption of a child, we will provide experienced, compassionate guidance to help smooth the way. Call us or contact us online today to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.

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