We support LGBTQ individuals and families when dealing with family law and other legal issues.

We strongly believe that every single person is entitled to love whomever they choose and be whatever gender they are regardless of what was assigned at birth. Ms. Smith is a member of the Tom Homann LGBT Law Society and a long-time advocate of LGBTQ rights.

We know that for members of the LGBTQ community, there are special hurdles to be faced in the legal world, especially with regards to family law and restraining orders. Such issues include the following:

  • We happily help trans men and women with the legal gender and name-change process at a greatly discounted rate.

  • We can help you with second-parent adoptions if you are moving to a state that does not provide the protections California affords to non-biological parents, especially those who are same-sex partners.

  • We can also help you with dissolution of domestic partnerships, which can be summarily terminated through the Secretary of State. If necessary, we can help you move that dissolution into family court with its significant protections.

  • We also sadly know that all LGBTQ people, and especially trans and gender-queer individuals, are at much higher risk of abuse, assault and physical threats to their safety. We can help you get a restraining order against your abuser, whether it is a person close to you or a stranger bent on harming you simply because you exist.