By Robert Reid McInvale | Published December 17, 2012 | | |
- Child Custody
- Family Law
- Child Support
As I discussed recently, same-sex marriage is not presently legal in Texas. While this poses challenges to couples who seek to solemnize their relationship, and to same-sex couples married in other states who seek divorce, it creates a unique path for same-sex couples who seek adoption. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to a child that Read MoreRead More
As same-sex marriage moves into the national spotlight during presidential campaigns, you may be curious to know how Texas courts view same-sex marriage. Under the Texas Family Code, same-sex marriages are not legal. However, the issue has come up for review before the Texas judiciary various times: In 2010, The Statesman reported that Texas Attorney Read MoreRead More
Under various circumstances, Texas courts can consider marriages to be void based on Texas Family Code Subchapter C. Declaring a Marriage Void. Consanguinity Consanguinity is the kinship or family relationship that people share. Consanguinity that makes a marriage void includes marriage to: A brother or sister, whole or half blood or by adoption An ancestor Read MoreRead More
Robert Reid McInvale is an experienced family law attorney with a comprehensive practice in Lubbock. He provides dedicated and strong advocacy for his clients, helping them with all the issues surrounding their divorce, separation, child custody, and other marriage and family matters. Attorney McInvale—Reid to clients and friends—seemed destined for a law career. Born while his father was attending Emory University Law School, Reid grew up in Manchester, GA. His father was the city attorney for many years, as well as head of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce. It is in the family blood to become lawyers and help people get justice. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall is part of the McInvale family tree.