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Texas Family Law


Same Sex Family Issues

Legal Help For Same Sex Couples In Texas Family Court

Adoption – Child Custody – Cohabitation Agreements & Property Division

Family law is dynamic and changing, particularly in the past five years, as state after state has seen fit to provide the same level of protection to gay and lesbian couples as they provide to heterosexual couples. While that is not currently the case in Texas, gay and lesbian couples do have an increasing amount of access to Texas family courts.

At the Fort Worth office of Johnson McNulty our family law attorneys work with gay and lesbian couples on a wide range of family law issues, including:

  • Adoption of a child together or of your partner’s child
  • Child custody of a child you both parented at the time a relationship ends
  • Child custody if a former partner is trying to deny your parental rights on the grounds of homosexuality
  • Drafting of cohabitation agreements for couples planning to join households
  • Property division at the end of a relationship

Starting Your Life Together

We’re happy to help families begin their journey together.

If you are considering combining households, you may want to work with a family lawyer to draft a cohabitation agreement describing how you will handle household property and expenses. Such an agreement has two benefits: it ensures everyone understands their responsibilities from the beginning, and it makes it easier to divide property should the relationship end.

We can help you with the adoption paperwork for one or both parents:

  • If you have a child from a previous relationship and you want your partner to adopt your child
  • If you and your partner have conceived a child through sperm donation and the non-pregnant partner wants to be named a legal parent, or
  • If you and your partner are adopting an unrelated child

Starting Over

One of the benefits of working with a multi-lawyer family law firm like Johnson McNulty is that we have lawyers with different strengths and skill sets.

  • We have attorneys who are particularly skilled in the courtroom and who enjoy tackling complex cases and arguing at trial. If you’re facing a child custody battle, these are the family lawyers you want on your side.
  • If you don’t have legal standing in court (yet), you and your partner may turn to mediation as a way to resolve your dispute. Or course, mediation may be your first choice because of the obvious benefits of time savings and cost savings. We have attorneys trained in mediation and collaborative law.

Contact a Texas family law attorney at Johnson McNulty to understand your rights under Texas law. You DO have rights, and we work to protect them. Call 817-576-6537.

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Megan Williams
Megan Williams
I can’t say thank you to Jeff, Chloe, and Lupe at Johnson, Loyd & Schmitz, PLLC enough. Jeff’s skillful practice in the courtroom, cognizant strategies to decrease financial burdens, and everyone’s time and diligence in preparation have been amazing. They always answer phone calls and emails with a quick and knowledgeable response. The whole office has been very kind and empathetic towards me despite my sometimes exhausted and emotionally wrecked communications. The whole group shows that they truly care and fight for their families. I can’t recommend this group enough. So very thankful for them!!
Miss Muggwamp
Miss Muggwamp
Easy location to find. Very friendly & helpful. Great attorneys especially D. Wright. Ive known him for over 20 years He has the experience you need for all areas of laws - civil, probate and family. He and the other attorneys plus support staff we're very sympathetic while assisting me in probating my parents estate.
Dwayne Belkowski
Dwayne Belkowski
Best attorneys in town for Family law. Highly recommend.
Larry Wuzhere
Larry Wuzhere
A few months ago I found myself to be a target of the one of the most oppressive and powerful entities in the Texas government- The Office of the Attorney General- Child Support Division. This out of control entity has little to no oversight and is empowered to wreck lives with NO REPERCUSSIONS. I tried to find someone in the OAG management to help correct the situation but that only escalated the attack against me and my livelihood. They seized my bank accounts and and placed liens against my property. Fortunately for me I turned to the law firm of Johnson, Loyd and Schmitz. Mr. Johnson put together a legal plan of action and moved quickly to provide relief to my situation. I put my trust and future into his hands, and just as David slew the Mighty giant Goliath-so Mr Johnson brought the mighty Office of the Attorney General to its knees. My life and property are now secure from improper confiscation and harassment from this entity. Thank you Mr Johnson you were truly a God send when my future was bleak at best. A grateful client, Larry Morris
Virgil Martinez
Virgil Martinez
I recently was looking for a family law attorney and sent in a request for consultation with Johnson, Loyd, & Schmitz. I was contacted by Jeff who was amazing. He wasn't pushy and he was extremely personable. He guided me and gave me the advice I needed. I would recommend anyone to call on this team if they are in need of legal services. Thank you guys and if I need any legal services again I will be coming back!

* Johnson Loyd & Schmitz was a previous law firm that is now Johnson McNulty, Attorneys At Law.