Advocating For The Rights Of LGBTQ Individuals

Staying up-to-date on the ever-fluctuating LGBTQ laws in the state of Iowa can be a task in and of itself. When you encounter challenging LGBTQ legal matters, you need a lawyer who understands that your issues related to name change, gender change, relationships and adoptions are not the same as the issues others face. At Culp, Doran & Genest, P.L.C., in Des Moines, our attorneys give honest and compassionate advice so you can stay on top of recent changes in the law, as well as providing representation that is tailored to your specific needs and situation.

Understanding The Legal Landscape Of LGBTQ Issues

LGBTQ couples face many additional challenges that others may not. The legal landscape in Iowa has changed drastically in the last several years. In 2009, Iowa became the third state in the nation to allow same sex couples to marry.

Our firm offers timely and informative advice on a number of LGBTQ family law issues, including civil union, marriage, divorce, adoption, name change and gender change. Our knowledge for providing successful representation allows us to assist with a number of LGBTQ legal concerns, including:

  • Property division
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Visitation
  • Spousal support
  • Registered domestic partner support
  • Adoptions
  • Prejudices that the LGBTQ community faces in the legal system
  • Name changes
  • Gender changes
  • Retirement and estate planning

While these issues may be similar in nature to those faced by clients in cisgender, heterosexual relationships, couples in LGBTQ relationships have different hurdles and concerns. We are well aware of these differences and work diligently to ensure that your needs are addressed at each turn, and that your rights are protected. For comprehensive LGBTQ legal assistance, contact our office today at 515-288-3333.