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3 types of child custody crimes in Texas

When it comes to divorce, the ugliest part is often establishing custody of minor children. Custody battles not only do harm to the children, but they can harm to the parents as well. If you are angry with how your ex-spouse is handling this issue and frustrated with the time it takes for the court to order a resolution, you may be tempted to take matters into your own hands. This is a bad idea as there are three general ways you can commit a child custody crime in Texas, as outlined in the state's penal code.

How You Can Seek Spousal Rights from a Divorce Case

Most divorce cases evolve into hotly contested battles in the absence of an amicable agreement between separating spouses. Accusations are made on either side in a battle of supremacy between ex-spouses. In most cases, the kids experience most of the heartache arising from a torn family. Despite your feuding battles, it is advisable to put aside your differences and focus on the best interests of the child. Doing so positively contributes to the emotional and psychological development of the child.

How You Can Obtain Fair Spousal Support

Divorce cases are widely considered as complex processes by most spouses. Not only do they have to pack up and move on, but also need to maintain regular contact for the wellbeing of their children. Whatever reason may have instigated the divorce case, it is advisable to put your differences aside and cater to the needs of the children. However, certain situations activate spousal support especially when one spouse abandoned their career to look after the children. Additionally, the spouse may not be financially stable to live independently.

Characteristics of a long-term marriage divorce

A long-term marriage is usually one that lasts 20 years or longer. Deciding to divorce after that long can be hard enough on its own. But, it can become more complicated and stressful when dealing with the minutia of the case. Thus, it can be helpful to know what characterizes the divorce of a long-term marriage.

Establishing guardianship of someone who's incapacitated

Right now, you may have an aging parent that can no longer take care of themselves on their own. Or, you may have a child that can't support themselves after turning 18 for whatever reason. In essence, you need to take care of people unfit to live by themselves under the law. In this situation, you need guardianship.

What types of child custody are there in Texas?

During a divorce, deciding on child custody can often be the hardest part. Most of the time, parents want to keep access to their children. However, usually, the judge drafts a plan that splits up time between the petitioner and the divorcee in a fair and safe way. It is important to know the types of child custody in Texas so that you know your options during the proceedings.

Dealing with domestic violence and divorce

Dealing with a divorce is difficult enough. If your divorce involves domestic violence, it can be even scarier and more demanding. The threat of abuse can hamper communication with your spouse. Poor communication can make it even harder to work through the proceedings. It can also lead to uncertainty and pain. However, there are certain things you can do to make sure that you and your loved ones are safe and secure.

Moving away from child custody to co-parenting

Many states have hopped on the co-parenting trend in recent years. The shift from emphasis on child custody to the promotion of co-parenting arrangements has benefitted many families and children. If you are going through a divorce and wondering what the best thing for your child is, co-parenting certainly offers one option that may suit your family's needs. You can move towards such an arrangement and better understand how it differs from custody by reading the following.

Should I use a temporary order before my divorce?

If you've determined to go through with a divorce, there will be many decisions that lay ahead. But, you and your spouse need to make some decisions before others. And some of these decisions may be time sensitive as well. There are some circumstances that determine whether a temporary order will be useful in your situation for this purpose.

Avoid these post-divorce missteps

During times of great personal change, it can be tempting to give into one's impulses. Throwing caution to the wind does not seem nearly so reckless when one's world has been turned upside-down anyway. However, there are reasons to be cautious in certain areas of life after deciding to divorce.

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