Same Sex Relationships

Texas now DOES recognize same sex relationships, in particular marriages. If you were married to a same sex partner in another state, you can now file for divorce in Texas.

Property that is acquired during the marriage may also be divided under Texas law. An open question at the moment (as of June 2015) is when a same-sex marriage is considered to have begun under Texas law. It was not legal until very recently, but marriages may be recognized prior to the U.S. Supreme Court's rulings.

This is an area of the law that is rapidly changing. Be sure to check back here, or consult with an attorney, to be sure of where the law stands.

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