Domestic Partnership Dissolution Attorneys Serving Denton, Dallas, Farmers Branch, Carrollton, Little Elm, The Colony, Corinth, Frisco, Plano, Lewisville, and Flower Mound
When same-sex couples separate, they face the same issues encountered by married couples going through a divorce. However, since Texas does not yet recognize same-sex marriage, same-sex couples must formalize their separation in a different way. This process, referred to as domestic partnership dissolution, addresses property division and child-related issues just like a divorce, and it can (and should) be used regardless of whether the parties ever entered into a formal domestic partnership agreement.
Helene Parker of Helene Parker & Associates L.L.C.is a knowledgeable and compassionate Texas family law attorney who is experienced in representing parties to domestic partnership dissolutions in Denton, Lewisville, and Flower Mound. If you are going through a domestic partnership dissolution, she can help make sure that your rights and assets are protected, and that the interests of your children are properly served.
Property Division in Domestic Partnership Dissolutions
Since Texas law does not specifically address same-sex domestic partnerships, the “community property” rules applicable to heterosexual divorces do not apply to domestic partnership dissolutions. As a result, former domestic partners must use alternative means to establish the division of their joint property. If the parties have a formal domestic partnership agreement in place this will often serve as the starting point for allocation of property rights; however, it is virtually impossible to predispose of all of the issues that come into play in even relatively simple property divisions.
Thus, regardless of the circumstances, it will generally be in your best interests to hire a knowledgeable Texas family lawyer to advise you with regard to your property division. Helene Parker, a Denton and Lewisville domestic partnership dissolution attorney, can help make sure that all relevant concerns are addressed, and then prepare the necessary documentation to legally formalize your property division.
Child Custody, Visitation, and Support in Domestic Partnership Dissolutions
If you and your former partner have adopted children, then you will also need to address custody, visitation, and child support issues in connection with your domestic partnership dissolution. Please click the links provided to learn more about our Denton and Lewisville domestic partnership dissolution services in these areas.
Mediation and Litigation of Disputes in Texas Domestic Partnership Dissolutions
If you and your former partner are unable to reach an agreement as to property division or any child-related issues, then you will need to resort to mediation or litigation to finalize your domestic partnership dissolution. We provide potent and effective advocacy on behalf of our clients in dispute resolution proceedings, and in addition to being a divorce attorney Helene Parker is also an experienced Texas mediation lawyer who can help couples try to resolve their differences out of court.
Contact a Lewisville Domestic Partnership Dissolution Lawyer
To speak with a Denton and Lewisville domestic partnership dissolution lawyer, contact Helene Parker & Associates, L.L.C. today. While Texas might not understand what you are going through, we do, and we will help you get to the point where you can move on