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Don’t try this at home! Parental donor agreements

The topic of Sperm Donor Agreements has recently risen in discussion between same-sex couples wanting start their families using alternative reproductive methods and how the law can impact their ability to parent. Some questions have been: When is a sperm donor legal? Is a sperm donor a parent? Can a sperm donor get rights to … Continue Reading

Parameters of an LGBT custody case

LGBT relationships are still a relatively new construct in a legal system that has traditionally been focused almost exclusively on two-parent, opposite gendered relationships. Some courts lag behind in addressing custody issues with same-sex partners, mostly due to inexperience and inconsistency in the laws. Because same-sex parents cannot biologically birth children together, the legal definition … Continue Reading

Unique challenges of same sex custody cases in Texas

The right for same-sex couples to marry, and also divorce, has been in place in the U.S. for several years now. Same-sex relationships have normalized somewhat from being a unique anomaly to a run-of-the-mill occurrence. Even in some of the more conservative counties and courts that we practice in at our firm, gay marriage is … Continue Reading
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