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Pride event features fun for LGBT families and friends

One of the most positive developments in American society has been the increased acceptance of those who are part of the LGBT community. Of course, we still have a ways to go before reaching full enlightenment and there may always be resistance in certain quarters. But still, we have good reason to believe that as time moves on things will continue to improve.

Consistent relationship with child affects custody case outcomes

In many ways, the issues faced by divorcing same-sex couples are no different from those faced by their different-sex counterparts. But child custody can present unique challenges. This is because even if both parties share in the parenting duties, it is possible that only one party is biologically related to the child.

Changes in expenses can call for changes in child support

The Greek Philosopher Heraclitus once said, "there is nothing permanent except change." This idiom can be applied to virtually every aspect of life. And if you have children, you can track their changes simply by looking at the markings you make in the door jam to measure their height. They grow so fast, and their needs can also change greatly over time. Where once diapers and baby food signified the greatest expenses involved in raising your child, you may now be facing new costs that are higher than expected.

Keep an eye on retirement when going through a divorce

There's no doubt that going through a divorce can be a very emotional experience. In fact, you may be focused on simply getting through the process and moving on to the next stage of your life. But it is important to remember that you will have a lot of life left after signing the final decree. And you don't want to take your future interests for granted just to get past your current circumstances.

Prenuptial agreements are beneficial for same-sex couples

Since the United States Supreme Court's decision regarding the Obergefell v. Hodges case, it has been legal all across the country for same-sex couples to get married. And while this right had already been available in many states, Texas was behind the curve. But while the advent of same-sex marital rights is a wonderful step forward, it created some legal circumstances that require acknowledgment.

Some same-sex marriages thrive while others may falter

Just around a year ago, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. News of this ruling created jubilation across the country, especially in states such as Texas, where marriage between gay partners had been prohibited. And many happy couples wasted no time before tying the knot.

June is a month to celebrate strides in the LGBT community

While the month of June marks the transition from spring to summer, it is also Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. Recently, the White House released a proclamation credited to and signed by President Barack Obama.

Results of study confirm the abilities of same-sex parents

If you are part of a same-sex marriage and have children, you know that your responsibilities, concerns and challenges are no different from those of heterosexual parents. After all, the desire to raise and care for a child is a human trait and not a trait that is contingent upon sexual orientation. So while you know that same-sex couples are perfectly capable of providing safe, happy and healthy environments for children, there have been those who question this fact.

Can my divorce be settled out of court?

When a couple decides to divorce, whether it is an opposite-sex marriage or same-sex marriage, they have two options as to how they can go about the process: settle in court or settle out of court. Divorces are often difficult because a couple cannot agree on the terms and may feel as if their spouse owes them something. In this situation, one spouse may put up a fight and drag out the divorce longer than necessary. However, settling out of court is something that appeals to many because it is a less stressful, time-consuming option.

The divorce process and rules couples need to follow

Often, a couple that decides to get married does so with the hope that they will remain bonded throughout the course of their lives.  But this is not something that will happen for every couple that ties the knot. Getting a divorce isn't something that all couples want to do when they realize that their marriage is in trouble.