An Experienced Austin, TX Attorney Who Handles Same Sex Divorce Cases - Bertolino LLP Will Help You Find Effective Solutions
Whether you have been involved in a same sex marriage for a short time or for many years, you might now want a divorce and need an experienced attorney who can efficiently handle these cases. You've come to the right place. Austin, TX-based attorney Tony R. Bertolino and his team at Bertolino LLP have years of experience representing clients going through all types of divorces.
At our law firm, we are prepared to put our attorneys' extensive family law experience to work in the relatively new area of gay divorce. We understand that no two couples and no two families are the same. And Texas courts have finally recognized this.
The Texas Supreme Court in June 2015 upheld same sex divorce (State of Texas v. Angelique Naylor and Sabrina Daly, Case No. 11-0114). In this case, the couple were married in Massachusetts in 2004. So whether you are a gay man or a lesbian seeking to dissolve your marriage, we encourage you to call us or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of this page to arrange a consultation. We think you will discover right away that we are a good fit for your needs.
How we help with dissolving marriages involving gay and lesbian couples
While gay or same sex divorce is a relatively new issue in the courts, the process is similar to divorces involving opposite sex married couples who are seeking to end their union. The law recognizes any type of marriage as a legally binding contract between two people.
Our attorneys will help you through all the steps of the divorce proceedings, including:
- Filing a divorce petition
- Serving the petition on the responding spouse (that spouse has 20 days to respond)
- Representing you in the temporary orders hearing (a hearing to determine child custody issues, child support, and who will ultimately live in the marriage home)
- Going through discovery (exchange of evidence, testimony and documents)
- Assisting with the mediation process
The divorce may settle in court or in mediation, where the parties get together and participate in collaborative efforts with the hope of resolving the matter. However, if mediation efforts fail, Bertolino LLP can represent you in court. The case might go before a judge and jury.
Why you should call Bertolino Law if you are considering divorcing your partner
Whether your divorce decree is created through mediation or after a trial, you can count on us to be your strong advocate from start to finish. We want to help you achieve your goals and make sure your best interests are served.
We understand how any divorce can be one of the most difficult periods of your life - whether you are seeking to end a relationship with your wife, husband and whether you're seeking to divorce a same sex partner or opposite sex partner. We vow to help you get through this tough time - and will do so in a professional, discreet and effective manner.