LGBTQ+ custody issues or legal matters can be a daunting experience if you are unfamiliar with gay and lesbian law in New Mexico. LGBTQ+ couples need to understand all of their rights when in the midst of an LGBTQ+ custody legal matter as they may be vulnerable without the legal protection that traditional couples have.
Gay family law attorneys at our Law Office serving Albuquerque, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe, and Los Alamos, New Mexico, are committed to protecting the rights of gay couples who either anticipate or were already served with an LGBTQ+ custody issue.
LGBTQ+ Custody Legal Issues
A parent’s sexual orientation alone cannot be used to prevent a parent from being granted custody or visitation rights, however, non-biological parents may need additional protections if they have not adopted the child.
As with any custody dispute, our legal team protects the best interests of your child as they work to help you resolve your issue. While we attempt first to settle most child custody cases out of court, we are not afraid to litigate when the situation demands it.
Gay Family Law Attorney
In general, the state in which the child lives determines child custody. Typically, New Mexico favors joint custody between both parents, however, there may be exceptions that apply in any given case.
Whatever the distinctions of your case, you need an experienced gay family law attorney to protect your interests and that of your child. As LGBTQ+ child custody lawyers, our team offers informative consultations to help you understand your legal rights and options in your case.
If you are married to your spouse, whether you have adopted your child or not, if you should move to another state, your rights as a parent may not be recognized. It is important that you contact an experienced law firm that is aware of the legal issues involved for LGBTQ+ families.
Contact an LGBTQ+ Custody Lawyer
With over 30 years of experience helping clients work through LGBTQ+ custody legal issues successfully, our legal team is the best choice. Don’t leave your LGBTQ+ custody legal matters up to others who may not have the experience—contact us to set up an initial consultation for information and options.