At Morris Law Firm, our attorneys represent many clients who need legal guidance with their family law matters. This includes LGBT+ individuals looking for an attorney to guide them through the process of divorce, adoption, or child custody. Our attorneys understand the laws that apply to your case and are here to help you.
We understand LGBT legal issues and will advocate for you and your family. A Myrtle Beach LGBT family law lawyer from our firm can help with your prenuptial agreement, adoption, surrogacy, divorce, custody, or other concerns. You can reach Morris Law Firm today to get started with a free consultation.
- We Serve LGBT Individuals, Couples, and Families With Legal Matters in Myrtle Beach
- A Morris Law Firm Attorney Can Help With Your LGBT Family Law Case
- We Represent Clients in a Wide Range of LGBT+ Family Law Cases
- Many LGBT+ Individuals and Families in Myrtle Beach Worry About Family Law Issues
- Our Attorneys Protect Client Rights Even When the Courts Fail To
- Discuss Your Options With a Myrtle Beach LGBT Family Law Attorney
We Serve LGBT Individuals, Couples, and Families With Legal Matters in Myrtle Beach
We work within the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, serving individuals and couples who need help navigating family law concerns. We enjoy helping build families through stepparent adoption and handling surrogacy contracts, and we also love providing support and guidance through name changes and other related filings.
We know that not all family law concerns are joyous occasions, though. We represent clients in divorces and child custody disputes every day. We know the unique concerns LGBT spouses and parents have in these cases and are ready to support you through them. We offer guidance, advice, and representation with your needs in mind.
Regarding divorce, state law does not require couples to use attorneys to handle the process. There are options for completing your own paperwork, reaching agreements acceptable to both parties, and submitting the documents on your own. However, you may find it less complicated to handle your case with the guidance of our experienced team.
We can interpret confusing laws and address complications that arise along the way. Our firm is ready to support you through these challenges and help you settle your family law matters.
A Morris Law Firm Attorney Can Help With Your LGBT Family Law Case
Myrtle Beach individuals and families have trusted Morris Law Firm with their family law needs. Our attorneys offer straightforward advice about your circumstances, including your legal rights and all options you should consider. We want to ensure our clients have all the information necessary to make the best decision for themselves and their families.
We fight hard for our clients throughout the legal process, handling all necessary tasks while they focus on the more important things. Our goal is to obtain a fair case outcome for every client.
Our team can:
- Advocate for you throughout your family law matter
- Ensure you are treated fairly throughout your case
- Answer any questions you might have
- Explain the laws that apply to your case
- Fill out and file any necessary paperwork on time
- Attend court hearings with you
- Gather evidence and appropriate documentation if this is necessary in your case
- Keep you updated about how your case is progressing
- Explain what you can expect throughout the process of filing for divorce, adoption, or child custody
Our clients, other firms, and the greater legal community consistently rate our attorneys highly in reviews and rankings. You can even read some recent client testimonials here on our website.
We Represent Clients in a Wide Range of LGBT+ Family Law Cases
At Morris Law Firm, our family law attorneys have a strong understanding of the needs of the LGBT community. Our clients trust us to empathize with their concerns and know how to navigate the process with their needs in mind. In fact, our lawyers often consider—and manage—potential issues our clients did not know to worry about.
Some of the types of cases we handle for LGBT+ clients in Myrtle Beach include:
Many LGBT+ couples build families through adoption or surrogacy. Each of these comes with unique concerns that could require legal paperwork or filings to protect your rights as parents.
We represent families where one or both parents are adopting the child, create and handle surrogacy agreements, and handle more complex scenarios related to legally building a loving, supportive family for your children.
While many family law attorneys handle adoptions, we know the unique issues that could arise when same-sex couples wish to adopt a child. We regularly handle stepparent adoptions, including within LGBT+ families.
Divorce can become complicated. We offer advice and guidance, represent clients through mediation, or take cases to trial as necessary. We understand the possible concerns that arise during an LGBT divorce and how to navigate them.
We help clients understand options for spousal support (alimony), division of marital property, and other key decisions related to divorce. We fight to protect your rights, ensuring you get your fair share in the split. We also handle all related matters, such as child support, custody, and visitation.
Our firm is also here to represent gay and lesbian spouses pursuing a divorce in an opposite-sex marriage. We can help maintain civility and support you during what may be an emotionally difficult time for your family.
Child Custody and Support
Child custody and support often become an issue during any separation or divorce where there are children. This is true for straight and gay couples alike. However, in the absence of stepparent adoption or other legal action, there are often additional complications when LGBT partners divorce.
In many cases, a child raised by same-sex parents might only be one person’s biological child, or there could be other significant concerns about their rights and access to the child they love and raise alongside their partner. This is a significant legal hurdle for many families, especially if the biological parent is not interested in working together to ensure the child still has access to the other party.
Our attorneys can secure visitation, custody, or child support for you based on the details of your case. Discuss your options with our team as soon as possible to explore the next steps in your case.
We know how the process works to change a legal name in Myrtle Beach and navigate it for both children and adults regularly. If you need to change your name, we can handle this for you, including filing the petition with the local circuit court and ensuring you have the necessary documents in order.
We represent transgender clients opting for a name change to better reflect their identity. Our team also helps parents changing children’s names after adoption or individuals taking their partner’s name. We will discuss your options and provide services specific to your needs.
Prenuptial and Postnuptial Agreements
Our family law attorneys assist with negotiating and preparing enforceable prenuptial agreements. These are often important to couples before marriage. They protect each party’s rights and the assets they accumulated before the marriage. Each partnership has different needs, so we craft these to the specifications of our clients.
We also handle other types of agreements between partners and spouses, as necessary, such as postnuptial agreements.
- Make sure your agreement is enforced
- Act as a neutral third party
- Draft your prenuptial or postnuptial documents
Contact us to discuss your options, and we will find a solution that fits your needs.
Power of Attorney
A Myrtle Beach healthcare power of attorney assigns the task of making life-sustaining decisions about your healthcare to another person if you cannot decide on your own. Many individuals want to name their partners their healthcare power of attorney. In the event they are not married, this allows the partner the final say in care regardless of what other family members might prefer.
We want to ensure someone you trust and have a strong relationship with has the final say in your medical decisions, whether that is your partner, friend, or extended family member.
We help our clients ensure their wishes are known, including crafting the document that establishes this power of attorney and ensuring it is properly witnessed, distributed, and filed. This provides peace of mind for many who want to ensure their closest loved one has the decision-making power if they are hurt or ill.
Protective Orders for Domestic Abuse
If you or a member of your family was the victim of domestic abuse, our attorneys will fight for justice for you. We can help get protective orders issued and keep you safe from your abuser.
If you were accused of domestic abuse when no such abuse occurred, we can listen to you explain your side of the story. We can fight to prove what really happened to ensure you do not lose access to your children.
While estate planning is not always considered a part of family law, many LGBT individuals have concerns about what happens and how they can care for their partner after their death. This is especially true when there is an estrangement from other family members.
Estate planning could include creating a will, revocable living trust, durable power of attorney, and other documents that outline what happens in the event of a health crisis, serious injury, or another incapacitating or fatal event. We also offer guidance to updating beneficiary information on life insurance policies, retirement accounts, and more.
Transgender Legal Concerns
Our attorneys assist transgender individuals who need to handle documentation to adjust their gender identity and legal name. If you need to attend court, our team can gladly represent you.
Many LGBT+ Individuals and Families in Myrtle Beach Worry About Family Law Issues
Many unique issues could arise that call for the advice and guidance of a family law attorney. Often, divorce, adoption, and other family law issues are unfamiliar territory. Having a firm familiar with the laws that apply to LGBT+ family law cases can benefit you.
Our attorneys understand the worries you could face whether you plan to get married, might file for divorce, or are considering growing your family. We are here to discuss your options and help you navigate the next steps in your case.
When it comes to growing your family, we navigate the adoption process with many same-sex couples. We can even help you weigh your options and discuss the related legal concerns.
We develop clear, binding contracts for families for:
- Agency adoption
- Stepparent adoption
- Egg and sperm donors
Our firm knows how to help married and unmarried same-sex couples reach agreements on separation of property, child custody, and child support. We know what the courts will accept and how to create a binding agreement that could prevent you from having to go to trial. We fight for our client’s parental rights and believe children deserve a positive, ongoing relationship with both parents in most circumstances.
Our Attorneys Protect Client Rights Even When the Courts Fail To
When you work with one of our LGBT family law attorneys, we ensure you understand your legal rights, and they remain protected throughout the process. While, under law, same-sex couples and LGBT individuals have the same rights as heterosexuals, the legal system does not always treat everyone the same.
We are committed to helping our clients face any potential concerns head-on, refusing to allow anyone to violate their rights because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. When you partner with our team, you can rely on your lawyer to fight for your best interests and represent your needs.
When you hire Morris Law Firm, you have a compassionate, knowledgeable, and experienced attorney on your side every step of the way.
Discuss Your Options With a Myrtle Beach LGBT Family Law Attorney
Morris Law Firm has attorneys who can help with any family law need. We are proud to serve the LGBT+ community in Myrtle Beach. Connect with our team to learn how we can help you understand your legal options, handle your case, and avoid additional concerns related to your sexual orientation, gender identity, or family structure. Reach out to a family lawyer.
Call us at (843) 232-0944 to speak with a team member about your family law needs today. We have someone available to talk with you now.