As of June 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex marriage is legal in all 50 states. This landmark decision was a major victory for members of the LGBT community who were now able to not only legally wed, but to take advantage of the many federal benefits that come with marriage. In this post, our Katy divorce attorney explains how this decision can impact a current or upcoming marriage between same-sex couples.
Same-sex married couples qualify for the following federal benefits:
- Social security benefits
- Tax benefits
- Veteran and military benefits
- Employment benefits
- Immigration benefits
Texas Divorce Laws
Due to the Supreme Court’s decision, married partners are on equal footing – which means the divorce process remains relatively the same. In terms of Texas property laws and marital property rights, they are now the exact same for same-sex couples as they are for heterosexual couples. If you and your partner are going through a divorce, it’s imperative that you retain proper representation to ensure that your rights are protected through your divorce proceedings.
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Hunt Law Firm, supports all Texans’ right to marriage and are proud to help LGBT couples find favorable resolutions to a wide range of family law matters. When you come to our firm, you can trust that we will help you move forward in your legal matter with confidence.
We understand there are obstacles you may face that are specific to same-sex divorce – our firm can help you navigate through the complexities of your divorce. We provide the one-on-one personal attention you deserve and offer affordable fees to fit your budget. Take the first step toward protecting your rights with a trusted Katy divorce lawyer on your side.
Have questions? Contact our firm to schedule a consultation.