LGBT Family Law

Alternative Family Law Firm in Travis and Hays County

Members of the LGBT community, individuals who have chosen to remain single and others involved in marriages, domestic partnerships, civil unions or relationships that are not legally recognized by the State of Texas face unique legal concerns. When your family situation is not recognized by the state of Texas, it is important to carefully plan and be proactive.

At the Law Office of Jennifer R. Cochran, our attorney, Jennifer Cochran, is dedicated to meeting all of the legal needs of alternative families in the Austin area. Call (512) 870-8187 or contact alternative family law attorney Jennifer Cochran online to schedule a consultation.

Meeting the Legal Needs of Austin's Alternative Families

Many families face the same fear: that the people you love and choose to spend your life with will be left with obligations and grief, but no legal support. If you are incapacitated, your "next of kin" will have decision-making authority instead of your loved ones. If you pass away, your "next of kin" will inherit all of your assets rather than the beneficiaries you would designate.

This fear does not have to be a reality. Jennifer will give you the tools you need to protect your rights and preserve your wishes for the future. She will create the documents you need to accomplish your goals, including:

  • Last Will and Testament
  • Designation of a Guardian for you and your children
  • Healthcare and financial powers of attorney
  • Domestic Partnership Agreement or Cohabitation Agreement
  • Documents designating the correct beneficiary for insurance, 401(k)s, pension plans and other funds

Jennifer can also take care of all of the other family law and estate planning issues your family may need, including paternity, adoptions, child custody and child support modifications. When you have legal problems, litigation is not always the answer. Many situations can be resolved amicably through mediation and informal settlements. Mediation allows you and your former partner to work through the issues together and create win-win solutions.

Contact An Alternative Family Law Firm

Every family is unique, and every nontraditional family has different circumstances. Whether you are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender, our attorney and staff will work with you to develop a plan that works for your family. Call (512) 870-8187 or contact our lawyer online to schedule a consultation with a compassionate Texas lawyer.