Happy gay couple playing with adopted child at homeMaking the decision to start a family can be both a frightening and exciting experience to encounter. After all, it is one of the biggest decisions you can make in addition to the fact that it is a lifelong commitment. Indeed, regardless of the route you choose to pursue this desire, there are guaranteed to be ups and downs, whether financially, emotionally, and legally. What’s more, other factors may play to your disadvantage as well, making the process much more grueling than you might expect. In today’s blog, your Milford, CT attorneys discuss LGBT protections in family law, and why it is crucial to have expert representation on your side.

Understanding the Narrative

Regardless of what state you grew up in, it is well known that individuals from the LGBT community have not had an easy route to achieving basic rights. While some areas are more accepting than others, there still appear to be obstacles that hinder an individual’s ability to live freely and enjoy their rights. The unfortunate truth is that this has directly translated to legal matters, only further complicating the process.

Because of these factors, options such as adoption, establishing paternity, seeking custody, and more are even more difficult than they already are for LGBT individuals and couples. In fact, some of the rights that are now able to be enjoyed are much newer than you might expect, and more should be done to ensure justice is not in question. For more information about this process, reach out to our team today.

Important Decisions to Note

As we stand here only six years after the 2015 Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage was decided, we gain perspective on just how hesitant the nation was and continues to be when affording human beings basic rights. In fact, it was not until a decision in 2017 declared that same-sex couples be considered in the same manner that opposite-sex couples were when it came to adoption.

This clearly indicates that LGBT family law is a relatively new “concept” to some, but it does not stop the hate and complications that arise from biased people in power. In other words, discrimination and hate continue to perpetuate the system, placing LGBT individuals at a disadvantage.

Ensuring You’re Protected

Our attorneys are proud advocates for LGBT rights, and we have over 20 years of legal experience under our belt to help you through your family matter. Whether you are looking to adopt, establish paternity or any other legal tract, we are ready to help and ensure you receive the best possible outcome.

Schedule Your Consultation

Contact The Law Office of Larracuente & Goulden, LLC in Milford, CT by calling 203-951-6688 to schedule your initial consultation with our team today.