Representing Gay Couples in Houston, Texas

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At Katine & Nechman L.L.P., we believe families come in many different forms. We are committed to helping lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender couples achieve their short- and long-term goals for their family.

For more than 30 years, our firm's LGBT family law attorneys have advocated for marriage equality throughout the country. We are well-prepared to help clients establish domestic partnerships or adopt a child. Our legal team also seeks to preserve clients' rights in the dissolution of domestic partnerships.America with people

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Answering Your Adoption Questions

At Katine & Nechman, we know firsthand the challenges same-sex couples face when looking to adopt a child. LGBT family law attorney Mitchell Katine fulfilled a lifelong dream of adopting two children with his partner. He is also on the advisory board for Family to Family Adoptions, a local organization seeking to increase adoption access for families without restrictions as to religion, income or lifestyle.

We will use our personal and professional experiences to help you navigate the legal processes involved in traditional adoptions, second-parent adoptions or same-sex parent adoptions.

LGBT Break-Up Issues

LGBT couples must address specific legal issues to successfully end their relationships. These issues are unique to the LGBT community because of the lack of recognition of their relationships in Texas.

Our firm's LGBT family law attorneys often consult financial experts to determine the value of the couple's joint property. We also focus on helping clients understand how their joint assets can be divided equitably between the pair. Partition of jointly owned real estate is available in Texas but can be a tricky process. We can help you through a partition case if this becomes a necessity.

Advocating for Justice

While LGBT couples still face uphill battles in gaining the same legal rights as heterosexual couples, strides have been made. Prior to the monumental U.S. Supreme Court decision of Lawrence v. Texas, spouses could use sodomy convictions against each other in divorce or custody disputes. LGBT partners no longer have to worry how their private, consensual sexual conduct with another adult could affect their rights in a divorce or custody matter.

Dedicated to Making Our Community Better

We speak on a number of legal issues affecting our clients and the community. We also participate in many activities that benefit our community and have prepared publications on these issues.

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Contact us today to schedule a confidential consultation. We offer a hands-on approach to provide you with the best representation possible. We are committed to protecting your legal rights.