LGBTQ Family Law Attorneys
The “equal footing” principle
The United States Supreme Court has ruled that our Constitution requires equal treatment along gender lines, including in matters of family law. Mothers and fathers, according to Alabama law, thus come to our courts on “equal footing” in custody matters, and men and women are to be treated equally in matters of child support and alimony as well.
Gregory Fann, LLC recognizes that this means that litigants are due equal treatment in our courts regardless of gender, gender identity, or sexual orientation, such that husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, children, and members of the LGBTQ community and their families are all due the same dignity and fair treatment. The same principles properly apply to age, race, religion, socioeconomic status, and disability. Advocacy for those principles is essential to protection of not only clients’ individual rights, but those of the community at large.
Confirmatory Adoptions and Other LGBTQ-Specific issues
The Obergefell decision has led to other important precedent regarding the rights of LGBTQ individuals as to their families, Alabama’s legislature and courts have remained hesitant to accept and/or recognize those in some instances. Gregory Fann’s lawyers are sincerely interested in fighting for that recognition wherever necessary and employ the help of national organizations and other outside resources where circumstances require the same.
Though Alabama law does not currently provide for Second Parent adoptions, step-parent adoptions are available to same-sex married couples as a means of documenting and confirming a legal parental role, and are recommended by major LGBTQ organizations. Call to explore this option for your family’s security.
Contact A LGBTQ Family Law Attorney For Help
Discuss your case with a dedicated LGBTQ family law lawyer. Call us or email us using the online contact form. We offer evening and weekend appointments upon request. We represent clients throughout Central Alabama, including Homewood, Mountain Brook and Vestavia Hills.
Gregory Fann LLC,
201 Office Park Drive, Suite 320, Birmingham, AL 35223