Pearland Same Sex Divorce
Divorce Lawyers Serving Same Sex Couples in Pearland, Houston, and the Surrounding Communities
In June of 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States made history. In Obergefell v. Hodges, the nation’s highest court legalized same sex marriage in every jurisdiction in the United States. This decision has wide-reaching implications. As the LGBT community was finally granted the same rights as other couples, the community also requires the same family law support.
At the office of John Powell III, P.C., our skilled Pearland same sex divorce lawyers are proud to provide top-quality family law services to the LGBT community. If you are considering divorce in Pearland, TX, our law firm can help to protect your legal rights and financial interests.
What are the Grounds for Divorce in Texas?
In certain circumstances, you may wish to seek a finding of fault in your divorce case. Under Texas state law, there are six different ‘fault-based’ grounds for divorce. Specifically, those grounds include the following:
A felony conviction during the marriage that results in more than one year in prison;
Confinement to a mental hospital for a minimum of three years;
Living separately for a minimum of three years; and
Abandonment with no intention to return for a minimum of one year.
Texas also allows couples to seek divorce due to ‘insupportability’. This is also known as a ‘no-fault’ divorce. Generally, many divorcing couples in Texas decide to seek a no-fault divorce. With this type of divorce, the statements of the parties are generally sufficient to be eligible for the divorce. Neither side needs to prove that the other spouse did anything ‘wrong’ to end the marriage.
How Our Pearland Divorce Lawyers Can Help You
Same sex couples face some unique challenges in divorce. If you are a member of the LGBT community who is considering divorce in Pearland, TX, our law firm is here to help. Whether you have young children, complicated property, or marital assets that you want to protect, we are ready to help you find the best, most efficient resolution. Our Pearland divorce lawyers understand that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to family law issues. Our clients always get the individualized attention that they deserve. When we take on your case, our Brazoria County same sex divorce lawyers will:
Listen to your story;
Develop a strategy that best fits your goals and desires;
Take care of all paperwork and legal filings;
Prepare all of your financial documents and records;
Advocate for you in settlement proceedings; and
If required, take your divorce case to court to protect your interests.
Contact Our Pearland, TX Same Sex Divorce Attorney Today
At the office of John Powell III, P.C., our Texas family law attorneys understand how sensitive and complex divorce cases can be. We are committed to providing compassionate legal guidance to members of the LGBT community.
To find out more about what we can do for you, please contact us today for your fully private case evaluation. With offices in Pearland, we handle same sex divorce cases in Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, Galveston County, and Harris County.