Same-Sex Divorce Ruling Appealed

Aug 8, 2012 by

Following a Dallas appeals court panel ruling in August that prevented the same-sex divorce of two Texas men who had previously been married in Massachusetts, yet another motion has been filed in the Lone Star State’s courts. Now attorneys for one of the men have filed a motion requesting a re-hearing of the case by the 5th District Court of Appeals. The plaintiff and his legal team had three options and felt that requesting a re-hearing by the 13-justice 5th District Court would help...

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Texas Divorce

Aug 8, 2012 by

It is often said that everything is bigger in Texas. However, the Lone Star state is actually only the second largest state in the U.S. in both size and population. That distinction does make Texas the state with the most people in the most places though, and many of the over 25 million Texas residents are getting divorced each year. According to the state’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, a steady rate of about 100,000 Texas divorces per year have been recorded over the last five years. Half...

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Gay Divorce Ruling Upheld

Aug 8, 2012 by

As we noted in the “Same-Sex Divorce Ruling Appealed” posting last Fall, the Texas courts have attempted to avoid tackling the difficult issue of same-sex marriage in the state for many years, but as long as the issue of same-sex divorce keeps popping up in front of them, the issue will difficult to avoid.  Same-sex marriage is not legal in the state and Texas appeals courts have ruled in the past that gay couples cannot get divorced in the state. That meant same-sex couples...

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