Although same sex marriage is now recognized nationwide, as new law is implemented and applied in Louisiana, gay and lesbian couples and families still face unique legal questions and considerations regarding the status of their relationships.
Whether you are starting a family or ending a relationship, I will navigate the current law to protect you, your partner, and your children.
MARRIAGE & DIVORCE
As of June 2015, Louisiana now recognizes same sex marriage. As a result, same sex couples are free to marry or divorce as they wish. Whether you are interesting in marrying your partner, were previously married out of state and have questions about the effect of that marriage now, or you are seeking a divorce, I can help you navigate through the new body of law surrounding same sex marriage as it develops.
In the wake of the June 2015 United States Supreme Court ruling acknowledging the validity of same sex marriage nationwide, Louisiana law related to adoption is anticipated to change such that same sex spouses can both be the legal parents of the same child. Whether you are interested in adopting a child with your spouse for the first time, or you would like to adopt your spouse's child, I can work with you and your spouse to help protect the interests of your family.