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Obergerfell v. Hodges

On August 4, 2016

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In 2015 the US Supreme Court in Obergerfell v. Hodges held that same sex couples may exercise the right to marry in all states. As to Texas marital law there are several unanswered questions that the Courts and Legislature will need to resolve. When will the Courts presume the marriage began? Since same sex couples […]

The Issue with Locating Parents Through the AG’s Office

On April 25, 2014

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An appellate court has confirmed that the Attorney General does not have to tell the other parent where their child or the other parent lives.   The fact situation was a father was sued by the AG to establish his paternity.  The father sent discovery asking the AG to identify the address of the mother […]

Federal court finds that Texas’ prohibition against same-sex marriage is unconstitutional

On March 24, 2014

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De Leon v. Perry, ___ F.Supp. 2d___ 2014 WL 715741, SA-13-CA-00982-OLG (W.D. Tex. 2014) (injunction) (02-26-14) Opinion: Applying the US Supreme Court’s recent decision in United States v. Windsor, 133 S.Ct. 2675 (2013), Hon. Orlando L. Garcia ruled that Texas’s prohibition on same-sex marriage conflicts with the US Constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due […]