In a previous post I talked about how same-sex marriage affects you, however, I failed to mention some of the benefits that now come with same-sex marriage to same-sex couples. Below I will discuss some of these benefits. Inheritance In Texas, if a spouse dies the surviving spouse is automatically entitled to certain property of… Read More


In Texas it is widely known that prior to June 26, 2015 same-sex marriage was not permitted nor was it recognized if a couple had a valid marriage from another state. That all changed on June 26, 2015 when the United States Supreme Court held that was unconstitutional. The impact of this decision does not… Read More


In my previous post I talked about some of the issues that will arise as a result of same sex marriage. One of those issues likely became easier as a result and that is step-parent adoptions. In the past there were a few counties that were known to approve step-parent adoptions for same sex couples,… Read More


As you have probably heard, the United States Supreme Court ruled on June 26, 2015 that the states must allow same sex marriage AND must recognize same sex marriages that occurred in other states. This post will discuss some of the unresolved issues surrounding that decision. Paternal Presumption The Texas Family Code creates a presumption… Read More


On June 19, 2015 I published a blog about a same sex divorce being upheld in Texas. You can read that post here. That post was written before the landmark decision on June 26, 2015 by the United State Supreme Court stating that same sex couples could now marry in every state and that all… Read More


I saw this article and thought it summed Friday’s United States Supreme Court ruling perfectly. In short, if you are gay and you want to get married to another gay person you can now. If you are straight this decision really does not affect you. I realize some people will disagree with this article and… Read More


I’ve talked about it before, you have to make time for you, but today’s post is a bit different. Today’s post is going to talk about making sure that you find the right attorney for you. Just as not all doctors, teachers, trainers, etc. are created the same neither are attorneys. Some attorneys focus on… Read More


The short answer is yes according to this opinion by the Texas Supreme Court.  Same-Sex-Divorce-Upheld.pdf The long answer is not exactly. This opinion upheld the divorce of two same sex couples who got married in Massachusetts in 2004. This couple lived together and raised a child together in Travis County. At some point after they married, they… Read More