Legal Support For All Families
As the mainstream understanding of the word family continues to evolve, people in the LGBTQIA+ community are finally recognized as having civil rights that heterosexuals have long taken for granted.
Despite recent notable controversies, LGBTQIA+ people can now be legally married in California, can adopt children together (or have them biologically through artificial insemination or with the aid of a surrogate), and can enjoy rich family lives without fear of legal sanction.
At Cullen Family Law Group in Riverside, California, we support our LGBTQIA+ clients in their decisions to form unions, start families and exercise their full civil rights under the U.S. Constitution. Just as fully, we support them when they face family legal problems that must be resolved.
Our attorneys represent gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual clients in their important family law matters, providing legal counsel, helpful advice, and staunch advocacy of their rights. We have a second law office location conveniently in Temecula.
Resolving LGBTQIA+ Divorce, Same-Sex Custody And Other Family Legal Issues
If you are LGBTQIA+ and have a family legal issue to resolve, we can help you. Issues we assist our clients with include:
- Gay and lesbian divorce
- Child custody and parenting time
- Child support
- Spousal support
- Retirement account and benefit division
- Modifications of child custody and support
- Enforcement of orders
- Stepparent adoptions
- Surrogate agreements between same-sex spouses
- Domestic violence orders for protection
We also assist clients in drafting agreements, including marital agreements, prenuptial agreements, and domestic partnership agreements.
Negotiation When Possible; Litigation When Necessary
Our Riverside LGBTQIA+ family law lawyers are persuasive negotiators and tenacious litigators. Whenever it benefits our clients, we help them negotiate terms and agreements that meet their needs and defend their interests. Frequently, taking this route saves clients time, money, and emotional distress, thereby enabling the parties to interact civilly. Civility is good for our clients and the well-being of children involved in the family issues.
When a settlement cannot be reached or is disadvantageous to our client, we pursue our client’s rights to the fullest in Court.
To learn more about our approach to LGBTQIA+ family law and how we can help you, contact Cullen Family Law Group. You may reach us online or by calling 951-824-6449. We represent clients in Riverside and San Bernardino County.