Familial relationships can prove incredibly complicated, and they often change and develop over time. If you are a father who does not have custody, or primary custody, of your child, know that your presence in your son or daughter's life, even if minimal, can have a major impact on overall well-being.
For many parents in Texas, there will be sleepless nights in anticipation of telling their child that mom and dad are getting divorced. Many parents fear that the child will invariably be irreparably damaged by the spilt. However, many studies find that this is inaccurate. While divorce will not necessarily be easy for children, it does not have to be permanently damaging the way many parents in Texas fear.
All parents want their children to be happy. The largest stressor for most parents in Texas in contemplating whether or not to end a marriage in which the parent is no longer happy is often the question of how it will impact the children. Divorce is never entirely easy for either spouse or for the children. Further, child custody is often the most contentious aspect of many Texas divorces. But a divorce does not have to be ugly, and does not have to mean children that will grow up to be unhappy.
Regardless of if a divorce is recent or has been finalized for years, there are some exes in Houston that will never get along and never want to get along. The holidays can be a difficult time when exes have to negotiate sharing the children.
Between 1999 and 2009, the Government Accountability Office, an investigatory unit put together by Congress, reported 6,966 cases of international parental abduction. Most of these abductions were perpetrated by foreign-born parents who returned to their home countries -- often seeking more favorable child custody decisions from their home nations' courts. Last year, around one third of the 1,500 children who were unlawfully abducted from the United States and taken to a foreign country ended up in Mexico.
Did you sign a prenup? That is a question usually reserved for divorce attorneys or nosey friends, but according to the Huffington Post, that question is coming out of the mouths of a new demographic. Adult children of divorce are becoming more involved with their older parents' new marriages, not because they dislike their potential stepparents, but because they want financial protection.