I am a single gay man who became a dad through surrogacy. Christine helped me evaluate my surrogate from a legal perspective, established a plan and a backup plan, produced a coherent contract, and saw things through to completion. It felt great when at the end of the road Christine called me on Skype so I could appear (barefoot in my pajama bottoms) with my twins in New York before a judge in Texas so he could conclude my case by saying, “Those girls are yours for ever and ever.”

Rabbi Joel Alter

I am happy I found Christine and her staff. I unexpectedly found myself in need of an adoption lawyer a few years ago. It was a whirlwind of excitement, fear and uncertainty. I was a soon to be single Gay Father adopting a newborn child in the very conservative Panhandle of Texas. Christine and her staff put my fears aside and did everything they could to make the adoption as smooth as possible. Her experience dealing with LGBTQ families and adoptions put me at ease and made the entire process smooth as could be expected. I would recommend Christine to anyone adopting! Oh yeah, and she didn’t charge me an arm and a leg either!

Chad B. Yokum

Christine and her staff were knowledgeable, professional, and so easy to work with.  They are well connected in the legal community here in Austin, which made working through our issue unbelievably smooth.  The cost for service was very reasonable. I highly recommend them if you have any of the issues described on their website!

Sharane Wang

I engaged Ms. Andresen to assist in my petition for name and gender marker change. One of her specializations is LGBT-related issues. She is very thorough in explaining issues, presenting information as well as ramifications answering even peripherally related questions. She is knowledgeable.  She and the people at her practice are thorough, super-punctual and efficient.

Anna Nguyen

Efficient, flexible, affable

I found Christine, Casey, Angie, and all of the staff at CHA to be efficient, flexible, affable, and most importantly not prone to fumbling with LGBTQ issues. When I found myself all tangled up in some very sluggish Texas bureaucracies, I found CHA to be responsive and supportive; they saw me through a few barriers that I likely would not have been able to claw my over by myself. If you’re looking for an office to help you get through your legal name change and correction of gender needs, I think you could ask for no better office to support you.

Andrea Perry

Christine and staff successfully represented me for legal gender correction and name change, at a very reasonable flat fee. Let me describe one small thing that I think exemplifies the kind of person she is—on a Sunday night, after midnight, the night before my planned court date, she emailed me to reassure me that we could go through with the appearance even though my doctor’s office had been recalcitrant in providing supporting documentation. What kind of attorney is emailing her flat fee clients at midnight on the weekend? An amazing one.

Schell Carpenter

“Christine and staff were awesome! Always in touch with me via email or phone calls to update me. Christine makes sure you are fully prepared and confident for court day. If you are seeking a legal name change/gender correction Christine and staff  are the best team.”

Ava Sanchez