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When a same-sex relationship ends

There are many concerns a person may have when a long-term same-sex relationship they were in ends up breaking down and they end up parting ways with their partner. Some examples of things such an individual may be concerned about are:

  • What will happen with the property they and their partner acquired during their relationship.
  • If they and their partner had been raising a child together, what will now happen with the child.
  • The issue of financial support.

Here in Texas, there are some challenges for long-term same-sex couples who are splitting up when it comes to these concerns. These challenges are rooted in the fact that same-sex marriage is currently not legally recognized here in Texas. Being unable to marry, same-sex couples also currently cannot get a divorce in the state, and thus are unable to take advantage of the divorce mechanisms in the state that are aimed at addressing the above-mentioned sorts of concerns.

This does not, however, mean that there are no ways for long-term same-sex couples in Texas that are splitting to address and resolve important and impactful split-related issues like the one's mentioned above. On the contrary, there are various creative legal solutions that may be able to help with this. 

Our firm understands the unique legal challenges that can arise for Texas same-sex couples when they are splitting up. We can help same-sex individuals who are splitting from their partner get a clear picture of their legal situation and help them figure out what options they have for addressing split-related legal concerns that they have. 

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