Child Custody and Same-Sex Marriage

Posted on December 16, 2019 by Chris Kirker

For a same-sex couple with children, one of the biggest concerns in a pending divorce case is each party’s custody rights. In Texas, the general rule is that for both parties in a same-sex couple to be viewed as legal parents of a child, you and your spouse must either: Both have adopted the child […]

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Short Answer: Yes! In Texas, LGBTQ+ couples may enter into valid informal marriages. In Texas, the term “common law marriage” has been replaced with the term “informal marriage.” An informal marriage has three requirements: (1) the couple must have previously agreed to be married either by oral or written agreement; (2) the couple must be […]

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