Same-Sex Couples’ Wills Being Challenged

Posted on February 25th, 2011 No Comments

Same-sex couples have been running into problems when one of their partners dies. As the law in several states does not recognize a same-sex civil union as a legal marriage, when a partner dies, the surviving partner is not entitled to the assets that are left behind.

One man had lived with his partner for twenty years and paid mortgage on the house they shared. However, the house was under his partner’s name, and, when the partner died, the man was given no rights to the home.

Even when wills are created to ensure that a partner receives the assets intended for them, they can still be challenged. This has often been the case from families who did not approve of the same-sex relationship when their family member was alive.

If a will from your loved one has been challenged for any reason, please contact the Houston probate litigation attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 281-362-2865.

Leave a Reply

firm info  |  practice areas  |  articles  |  faqs  |  blog  |  contact us  |  Site Map  |  resources  |   Find us on Google+   |   Log in

Garg & Associates, PC | 21 Waterway Avenue, Suite 300 | The Woodlands, Texas 77380 Please call 281-362-2865 | Fax: 866-743-4506
Serving The Woodlands, Spring, Houston, Conroe, Kingwood, Tomball, Cypress, Huntsville, Cleveland, Stafford, Montgomery County, Harris County, West Oaks, Memorial, Sugar
Land, River Oaks, Alief, Stafford, Missouri City, and Southwest Houston Texas.