In Texas, as you probably know, the same-sex marriage is not recognized. This is well publicised. That said, however, it is only a matter of time before the Supreme Court addresses this issue. It is a matter of “when.” Under the Full Faith and Credit clause of the our great Constitution all states must recognize and enforce the judgment of another state. That would include the marriage of the gay couple. This issue, however, has not yet made it way through the federal courts. It is “cutting-edge.”
In all divorces, dissolution of the marriage (divorce) will involve two broad issues if there are children. The first is the proeprty case and the second is the child case (called a Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship – a “SAPCR”).
The Jackson Law Firm – experienced, prepared family law litigators. We will thoroughly investigate and build the strongest possible case on your behalf. We understand the emotional trauma of divorce. Since Texas refuses to recognize your marriage, your property is still in a “partnership” and partnerships can be dissolved. If you are an adoptive parent or a step-parent, Texas law provids for conservatorship of children. The Jackson Law Firm provides to gay and lesbian couples in the Dallas metroplex area with skilled representation from experienced attorneys who know how to protect the rights of the same sex couple