• James Chau

Parentage Custody Issues for LGBT Parents

I found this article that outlines some of the basic framework and complications that can surround parentage in LGBT relationships. California law has changed dramatically in the past few years to accommodate married LGBT couples who are seeking divorce or separation. The article outlines main points to remember as a LGBT parent.

  • Know the laws in your particular state;

  • How you became a parenthood will have an effect on your legal considerations.

  • Your marital status when you became a parent is important.


When deciding to become parents in an LGBTQ relationship, it is important to protect your rights as a parent. Researching your options to codify your parental rights as a non-biological parent – whether it be through adoption, formal agreement, or undertaking certain requirements statutorily encoded in the law of California, can prevent contentious dispute in a dissolution proceeding.

The article goes on to say that it is wise to determine what the cost of retaining an attorney might be, and not to balk at the prospect. Dissolution of LGBT marriages and partnerships are often complicated processes even without children involved. If you do have children, an attorney can help navigate the confusing options and rights you have based on your specific situation.

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