Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgendered (LGBT) Family Law

In recent years, there has been many trials, tribulations, backsteps, and ultimately progress in terms of social acceptance of marital equality. While there remains many, who believe that marriage should only be allowed between a man and a woman, progress in civil rights has occurred as marital equality has taken center stage in the political climate at both a national and state level.

Laws governing same-sex unions are rapidly changing in the United States, and California is exception to the progressively changing political climate that encompasses the LGBT community. At the Family Advocacy Center Inc. we have experience helping the San Joaquin County LGBT community navigate the rapidly shifting legal climate that encompasses LGBT family law, including:

  • Same Sex Marriage / Divorce
  • Dissolution of Domestic Partnership
  • Prenuptial Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Spousal Support (Alimony)
  • Child Support
  • Property Division
  • Post Divorce Modifications
  • Adoption Services
  • Same Sex Adoption
  • Single Parent Adoption
  • Transgendered Parent Adoption
  • Sperm Donor Agreements
  • Gestational Surrogacy Contracts
  • Parenting Agreements
  • Temporary Restraining Orders (DV)
  • Advanced Medical Directives / Health Care Proxies

The constantly changing laws and political climate of this state and country oftentimes leaves the LGBT community in a constant state of flux. The nature of Federal and State laws as they relate to marriage equality often leads to feelings of uncertainty, insecurity, and leaves many questions unanswered within the context of general knowledge regarding family law. Combined with the natural state of stress that occurs because of a relational separation, LGBT family may have many more questions then they do answers. At Maples Family Law, our motto says it all: Empowering Community, One Family at a Time. From our family to yours, let our experienced staff help you navigate the often confusing waters of LGBT family law, and see what a difference, compassionate and effective legal services can have for your LGBT family law matter.