Breaking Barriers: LGBTQ+ Divorce Dynamics

Frequently Asked Questions

Does common law marriage apply to gay couples in Texas?

Yes, common law marriage is recognized in Texas, and it applies to both heterosexual and same-sex couples.

Can you have a girlfriend while going through a divorce in Texas?

Yes, you can date or have a girlfriend while going through a divorce in Texas. However, it’s advisable to be discreet and considerate of the feelings and emotions involved, especially if children are part of the situation.

Can a gay couple get a marriage license in Texas?

Yes, same-sex couples can obtain a marriage license in Texas. The legalization of same-sex marriage nationwide, following the Supreme Court’s ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015, ensures that gay couples have the same rights as heterosexual couples when it comes to marriage.

Does Texas allow bifurcated divorce?

Yes, Texas allows bifurcated divorce, which means that the divorce can be granted before all issues, such as property division or child custody, are fully resolved. This approach enables couples to terminate their marital status while continuing to work on other aspects of the divorce settlement.

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