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Lesbian Couple Files for Divorce in Texas

A lesbian couple that married in Washington D.C. filed to dissolve their divorce this week in a Texas court. The couple now lives in San Antonio. According to the San Antonio Express-News, this is the first divorce case between a homosexual couple that has been sought in Bexar County. Texas does not currently recognize same-sex marriages or divorces. Eight days after the original filing on February 18th, A U.S. District Judge ruled that Texas’ same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional.

Unfortunately, the ruling that was pending appeal was stayed. The lesbian couple may find their divorce on hold until the Texas Supreme Court takes up the case about whether to allow same sex couples to file for divorce in Texas. The state has already worked on cases involving divorce. A couple in Austin were granted a divorce after they argued that the state didn’t need to recognize the validity of same-sex marriage in order to dissolve a union that was already legal.

The San Antonio couple that recently filed for divorce says that they want their case to move forward in Texas because the women are battling for custody of their child. THey have a 13-month-old daughter. One of the partners in the relationship says that she wants to share custody, while the other doesn’t want to because she is the only biological parent. As the courts investigate and decide on this filing, it may have significant repercussions for other same-sex couples that are working on their cases at present. Don’t hesitate to contact a skilled Plano family law attorney at the Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC if you want more information about same-sex divorce and marriage in Texas. With a skilled and compassionate attorney from our team on your side, you may be able to settle even the most complicated of divorce cases. Call today!