Same-Sex Custody Cases in Texas
Protecting Parental Rights for Same-Sex Partners
The understanding of parenthood - maternity and paternity - is well known and accepted throughout the state of Texas as a man and a woman who have conceived, adopted, or otherwise obtained legal parenthood of a child. Parenthood is a little less understood when it comes to homosexual partners or same-sex married couples who wish to become parents. O'Neil & Attorneys has more than two decades of family law experience and can help you and your spouse to understand your rights and become legal parents of a child.
How to Become Parents as a Homosexual Couple
In many cases, one member of a same-sex couple will father or give birth to a child, making them the biological parent. The most common way for the other partner or spouse to become the child's parent is through adoption. He or she could also be the child's parent through presumption if he or she is married to the biological parent at the time of the child's birth.
It is also possible for an individual to be declared the legal father of a child by the court. In order to be certain which options are available for your situation, speak with a Dallas family law attorney as soon as possible.
Contact O'Neil & Attorneys for Power Advocacy
Attorney Michelle May O'Neil has practiced family law for 22 years and founded O'Neil & Attorneys with the desire to provide exceptional service combined with relentless representation in court. Today, our firm works as a team to get the best possible results for each of our clients' cases. In addition, Attorney O'Neil has a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and was selected for inclusion in the 2011 - 2013 lists of
Texas Super Lawyers®.
Contact our firm as soon as possible to learn about your rights and options for same-sex custody. Call O'Neil & Attorneys at (972) 852-8000!