Plano Domestic Partnership Lawyer
Texas Attorney for Rights of Unmarried Couples
Domestic partnerships involving same-sex couples or opposite-sex couples are not currently recognized under Texas law. However, an experienced and creative attorney can assist couples in achieving some of the benefits of domestic partnership by using a variety of estate planning tools, particularly wills, trusts and powers of attorney.
If you would like to learn about your legal rights in general, or you have specific legal goals you would like to achieve, I encourage you to contact me, Michael Suffness. I am a trusted and compassionate lawyer with more than 35 years of experience meeting the family law needs of people in Plano and throughout Texas.
Estate Planning and Domestic Partnerships
You may want your partner to be able to make medical decisions for you if you are not able to. You may want your property to pass on to your partner in the same way it would to a spouse. These features of domestic partnerships and marriage can also be obtained through estate planning. I can provide a comprehensive review of your options.
Dissolving Domestic Partnerships in Texas
Since opposite-sex and same-sex domestic partnerships are not recognized under Texas law, you will face challenges if you are dissolving a domestic partnership that was created in another state. It is important that you have an experienced family law attorney on your side. I will honestly discuss your options under Texas law.
If you would like to work with a Plano domestic partnership attorney who has the knowledge to answer all of your questions and provide all options available under current Texas law, please contact my office for a free half-hour consultation.