Marriage is Marriage and so is Divorce

Capps Law Firm is at the Forefront of LGBT Family Law

On June 26th, 2015, the United States Supreme Court ruled that states cannot prevent same-sex couples from marrying. This ruling legalized LGBT marriage in all 50 states. The Supreme Court decision was a substantial step forward for equal marital rights in the US.

While the Supreme Court ruling that LGBT marriage is legal stands as the law of the land, states are still working out some of the finer details. These details can be particularly sensitive in the area of parental rights and second parent adoption. This is due to claims that LGBT parentage effects the well-being of the child.

However, numerous studies have shown that children of LGBT parents are just as healthy and well-adjusted as children of heterosexual parents. These studies have proven that good parenting is not determined by the sexual orientation of the parents, anyone can be a great parent with caring, love, and good parenting skills. Still, the legal rights of LGBT parents vary significantly across states.

Same-Sex Divorce is Just Divorce

Today, same-sex couples have the same right to divorce as traditional couples seeking a divorce in the US. Just as Marriage is Marriage, so is divorce. Prior to Obergefell v. Hodges, same-sex couples had difficulty getting divorced because not all states recognized their marriage. Some couples would go to a state where same-sex marriage was legal, then move to another state where it was not. This prevented them from divorcing.

In Austin, Texas family law cases, finding a divorce attorney with the knowledge and skills to meet your objectives is crucial. At Capps Law Firm, PLLC, we understand how much is at stake for LGBT families. With years of experience in LGBTQ family law issues, we help our clients understand their options and how the law applies to their specific case.

By exclusively practicing in family law, we can provide the depth of expertise your case demands. We handle LGBT family law cases that involve:
  • Dissolutions and Divorce — Our law firm is skilled in guiding clients through the myriad of legal and personal challenges associated with ending a relationship.
  • Child custody and visitation — Whether the matter is ultimately resolved in a conference room or a courtroom, we are ready to advocate for our clients’ parental rights and interests every step of the way.
  • Property division — We will do everything we can to make sure our clients end up on the strongest financial footing possible.

Capps Law Firm Stays on the Cutting Edge of Family Law Developments in the LGBTQ Community

At Capps Law Firm, PLLC, we are well-aware of how quickly and dramatically both federal and state law is changing and impacts families. We are committed to staying up to date on the ever-evolving issues that members of the LGBTQ community face in Texas. Kelly J. Capps is a member of the Austin LGBT Chamber of Commerce and an active member in the community supporting same-sex couples.

To learn about the most recent legal developments in LGBT family law and what they mean for you, request a consultation with a lawyer today. Call our Austin office at (512) 338-9800 or send an email.

This article does not create an attorney-client relationship. Its purpose is to educate the public about the topic of family law. This article should not be seen as legal advice. You should consult with an attorney before you rely on this information.