LGBTQ+ Family Law
At Hera Law Group, we understand the unique nuances that can arise for LGBTQ+ individuals in family law matters. Our attorneys are dedicated to providing compassionate, well-informed, and inclusive legal assistance to ensure that those in the LGBTQ+ community are protected from discrimination and are provided a safe space to resolve legal matters. We are well-versed in offering legal services to LGBTQ+ individuals in the areas of family law, estate planning and probate.
Below are some of the specific services we offer:
Child Custody and Second Parent Adoptions
Although Massachusetts law is very progressive when it comes to the rights of a non-biological parent of a child, issues concerning child custody and visitation can often arise. For example, there have been instances in which LGBTQ+ couples separate or divorce and only the biological parent is granted custody of the child. Securing your rights and being prepared is always in your best interest. We always recommend that both parties be on the birth certificate AND that the non-biological parent formally adopt the child.
Reproductive agreements such as sperm donor, egg donor, and surrogacy agreements are common for LGBTQ+ couples looking to start a family. It is essential to have an attorney represent you when entering into one of these agreements.
At Hera Law Group, we are well-experienced in name changes, including name changes for transgender and gender diverse individuals. We are committed to making the process as easy and comfortable as possible and are here to support you every step of the way.
All Other Family Law Matters
Divorce, Custody, Estate Planning – you name it. No matter what, Hera Law Group will provide an inclusive and comfortable environment for LGBTQ+ individuals and their families.