LGBTQ+ FAMILY LAW
LOUISIANA SAME-SEX FAMILY LAWYER
LGBTQ+ Family Law Services in Shreveport, Bossier City, & the Surrounding Areas
All couples deserve compassionate and comprehensive legal representation under Louisiana law. While same-sex couples are legally able to get married in the U.S., there are still many legal and social barriers that queer couples may face when getting married, filing for divorce, or attempting to adopt a child.
If you and your family need assistance handling legal issues like divorce, marriage, or adoption, Louisiana family law attorney Michael J. Vergis is here to help. He fiercely advocates for LGBTQ+ couples in Shreveport, Bossier City, and the nearby areas, providing them with the legal representation they deserve.
Call our law office at (318) 698-3724 to schedule a free consultation with Attorney Vergis regarding your family law matter.
Is Gay Marriage Legal in Louisiana?
Yes, gay marriage is legal in Louisiana. Following a landmark Supreme Court decision in 2015, same-sex marriages have been recognized and granted the same rights and protections as opposite-sex marriages throughout the United States. This includes same-sex couples in Louisiana.
This ruling ensures that same-sex couples across the country have the right to marry and enjoy all the legal benefits of being a married couple.
LGBTQ+ Law Services We Provide
At The Law Offices of Michael J. Vergis, we can provide same-sex couples with assistance in a variety of family law matters. Below are some of the services we provide LGBTQ+ couples in the Shreveport/Bossier area.
Same-Sex Marriage in Louisiana
Marriage is a legal process, and sometimes, couples may need legal assistance and advice when becoming legally married. Attorney Vergis can help same-sex couples through the marriage process, ensuring their marriage license is completed and filed correctly. He can also help LGBTQ+ couples file matrimonial agreements and covenant marriages in Louisiana.
Same-Sex Divorce in Louisiana
Navigating a divorce in Louisiana can be challenging, and our firm is dedicated to supporting same-sex couples through this process with sensitivity and expertise. We understand the complex issues that may arise in same-sex divorce proceedings, including things related to property division, alimony, and child custody. Our goal is to provide compassionate and comprehensive legal support, ensuring your rights are protected and that the process is as smooth as possible.
Same-Sex Prenuptial Agreements
A prenuptial agreement can be a practical step for many couples, including those in same-sex relationships. Our firm can help same-sex couples develop prenuptial agreements that will respect the unique aspects of their relationship and protect both parties’ interests.
Whether you’re seeking to safeguard pre-existing assets, plan for future financial arrangements, or simply want peace of mind, we are here to provide tailored legal advice and services.
Same-Sex Child Custody
Our law firm understands the unique challenges faced by same-sex couples in child custody matters. We are committed to advocating for the best interests of your children while ensuring that your rights as a parent are fully protected.
Whether you’re navigating custody arrangements during a separation or seeking to establish legal parental rights, family law attorney Michael Vergis is here to help. Our experienced team will offer you and your family compassionate, knowledgeable guidance to help you achieve a fair and amicable resolution.
Same-Sex Child Support
In any separation, determining child support can be difficult and can require professional legal advice. Our firm is well-versed in Louisiana’s child support laws and how they apply to LGBTQ+ families. We will work diligently to ensure that support agreements are fair, equitable, and in the best interests of the children involved.
Whether you’re establishing a new support agreement or modifying an existing one, we’re here to provide thorough and effective legal representation.
Same-Sex Property Division
Property division in same-sex divorces can present unique challenges, especially with assets acquired both before and during the marriage. We understand how Louisiana law categorizes community property and can ensure there’s a fair division of property that respects the contributions of both partners.
Same-Sex Alimony/Spousal Support
Attorney Vergis can also provide LGBTQ+ married couples with legal representation and advice in regard to alimony. When any couple separates, it’s likely that one spouse may lose a significant portion of the financial support that they lived on. We are committed to providing expert guidance for individuals seeking or challenging spousal support, ensuring fair and equitable treatment for both parties involved.
Same-Sex Domestic Violence/Protective Orders
Domestic violence in any relationship is a serious matter, and our firm is dedicated to offering robust legal support to members of the LGBTQ+ community facing such situations. We provide confidential, sensitive assistance in obtaining protective orders and can help individuals navigate the legal system, ensuring their safety is considered and that their rights are upheld.
Same-Sex Adoption in Louisiana
Adoption can be a joyous and fulfilling experience for any couple, but it can also be a complicated process. Same-sex couples may also face a number of additional roadblocks when attempting to adopt a child. Our firm specializes in guiding LGBTQ clients through the adoption process in Louisiana.
Whether pursuing a joint adoption, a step-parent adoption, or looking to foster a child, Louisiana adoption attorney Michael Vergis can help. We’ll provide comprehensive legal support to ensure the process is smooth and your parental rights are fully established and protected.
Why Same-Sex Couples Need an Experienced Family Lawyer
Any member of the LGBTQ+ community will understand the barriers that queer individuals face, simply because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. While same-sex marriage is legal and protected by federal law, there are still a number of challenges LGBTQ+ couples may face when getting married, filing for divorce, or adopting a child.
An experienced family lawyer who is well-versed in the nuances of LGBTQ+ law is not just a valuable resource, but a necessity. These lawyers bring a specialized understanding of how state and federal laws apply to same-sex marriages, domestic partnerships, and civil unions.
They can also help LGBTQ+ couples navigate the complex process of adoption, child custody, and support issues, which may have additional layers due to the legal and social status of LGBTQ+ relationships.
Call the Shreveport-Bossier LGBTQ Family Law Attorneys at The Law Office of Michael J. Vergis Today
At The Law Office of Michael J. Vergis, we are proud to offer family law services to same-sex couples in Louisiana. We understand that each family is unique, and we are dedicated to providing the LGBTQ+ community in Shreveport-Bossier with personalized, empathetic, and effective legal representation.
Our team is not just well-versed in the laws that affect same-sex couples; we are committed to advocating for your rights and ensuring that your voice is heard. Whether you are considering marriage, navigating a divorce, seeking to adopt, or facing any other family law matter, we are here to provide the support and guidance you need.
Don’t navigate these complex legal waters alone. Contact us today to schedule a consultation where we can discuss your situation in detail and outline a legal strategy tailored to your specific needs and objectives.
Let Michael J. Vergis be your advocate and ally in the legal process. Call us at (318) 698-3724 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with Attorney Vergis regarding your family law matter.