If she met you at a party, Christine might tell you, “I help people make babies.” Our niche at CHA Law Group is supporting people with all of the legal parts of creative family-making. Which is to say, we do reproductive law—everything having to do with assisted reproductive technology (ART), surrogacy and adoptions for straight, LGBT, partnered, and single clients who want to be parents. Of course we handle other aspects of family life for LGBT folks and straight people, such as separation/divorce-related matters, including child custody. We also do wills and estate planning.
At CHA Law Group, we are primarily a peaceful people. When there’s a choice between a fight and a negotiation, we’re always going to prefer collaborative decision-making to get results for our clients. If you want an attorney to spend as much money as possible and ram the other side with particularly cumbersome discovery, unneeded depositions, unnecessary preliminary hearings, etc., you should look elsewhere. That said, not every case can settle, and if you have a contested divorce or need to battle CPS, we will be your staunchest advocates to stand up for your rights. Ask us about past tricky cases that Christine has won in the courtroom (or settled favorably) that had similar facts to your case, and we can give you specific examples.
We welcome all stripes of the LGBT rainbow, offering LGBT / Queer-specific legal services you’ll rarely find on a lawyer’s shingle here in Texas. Need to adopt your girlfriend’s baby that was grown from your egg through reciprocal IVF? We’re your firm. Need to correct your gender identity on your driver’s license? We’ve got you covered.
Do you need legal help to start, grow, or stop family-making? Austin-based family law attorney Christine Henry Andresen and the entire CHA Law Group team are here to discuss your options, answer your questions and get your situation legal. Please contact us to schedule a consultation. We’re not your grandfather’s law firm. In a good way.