Legendary actor Mel Gibson is no stranger to the news. He's been used to the spotlight for decades but has become accustomed to the limelight within the past few years. From his traffic stop involving anti-Semitic comments to his recent, acrimonious breakup from girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva, Gibson has earned himself a less-than-desirable reputation.
State Senator Chris Harris, R-Arlington, outraged by the results of the Casey Anthony murder trial, plans to introduce legislation in Texas that would penalize any parent or legal guardian who does not report a missing child in a timely manner. The Senator would propose to make such an offense a felony.
A family struggling with its daughter's rare blood disorder faces a new, different kind of struggle. The ill child's mother was told last week that Texas authorities have decided to take custody of her daughter. According to reports, the authorities cite evidence of neglect as the reason behind stripping the mother, at least temporarily, of child custody.
Family law cases create the necessity for crucial, life-altering decisions to be made regarding the future of innocent children. Those decisions are often left to outside professionals when, for example, a couple cannot come to a child custody agreement and the court requires that a professional determine the suitability of each parent in a case involving domestic violence.