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The Law Office of
Jennifer R. Cochran
13062 Highway 290 West
Suite 201
Austin, TX 78737
Phone: 512-615-3584

Non-Traditional Families

Meeting the Legal Needs of Austin's Non-Traditional Families

Members of the GLBT community, individuals who have chosen to remain single and others involved domestic partnerships or relationships that are not legally-recognized 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, we are dedicated to meeting all of the legal needs of non-traditional families in the Austin area. Call 512-615-3584 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a compassionate attorney.

Careful Planning is Essential

Many non-traditional 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. We will give you the tools you need to protect your rights and preserve your wishes for the future. We will create the documents you need to accomplish your goals, including:

  • Domestic partnership agreement
  • Last will and testament
  • Healthcare and financial powers of attorney
  • Documents designating the correct beneficiary for insurance, 401(k)s, pension plans and other funds

We can also take care of all of the other family law and estate planning issues your family may need, including paternity, child custody and child support modifications.

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Every family is unique, and every non-traditional family has different circumstances. We will work with you to develop a plan that works for your family. Call 512-615-3584 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation with a compassionate Texas lawyer.


At the Law Office of Jennifer R. Cochran, we represent clients throughout Texas, including those in Austin, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, Bee Caves, Georgetown, Westlake, Cedar Park, San Marcos, Buda, Kyle, Oak Hill, Wimberley, Johnson City, Sunset Valley, Driftwood, Blanco County, Burnet County, Bastrop County, Hays County, Travis County, and Williamson County.