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April 6, 2011

How Collaborative Law Can Help LGBT Families in Crisis

This blog post is from Connie Moore, a collaboratively-trained family law attorney and a founding partner in the law firm of Moore & Hunt in Houston, Texas. Moore & Hunt is the first women-owned boutique law firm in Houston to openly focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues. Connie is a member of the [...]

April 23, 2010

Co-Habitation Agreements For LGBT Couples

Julia and Nancy had been in a committed relationship for 15 years.  Along the way Julia had given birth to a son through in vitro fertilization.  For all of his eight years, Jimmy had two mothers to care for him.  By agreement, Nancy had stayed home to care for Jimmy while Julia built a career [...]

December 22, 2009

Will Same-Sex Divorce be Permitted in Texas?

Last week, Austin’s NBC affiliate KXAN-TV broadcast this news story involving a lesbian couple who married in Massachusetts in 2004.  One of the women is now seeking a divorce. The other woman in the marriage does not want divorce to be an available option. The first woman wants the court to divide their property and the second one doesn’t want to [...]

October 13, 2009

On Gay Marriage and Divorce in Texas

In the past week, Texas has unexpectedly become the epicenter for an interesting debate regarding gay marriage — specifically, what happens when married same-sex couples want to divorce. In Judge Tena Callahan’s view, a gay couple who was married in another state and now lives in Dallas has the right to get divorced. While the [...]

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