We have discussed the divorce unfolding in Texas between Deion Sanders and his wife of 14 years in various capacities across this blog. There have been allegations of domestic violence, disputes over custody and claims by Deion that all of the media attention surrounding his split is negatively impacting his career and endorsement deals. The couple's divorce trial began this month, and in the latest development, an arbitrator has ruled that the prenuptial agreement the couple signed will be upheld.
In Texas, establishing parentage through paternity action is in the best interest of the child because it means that once the father is identified, the child will receive the benefits of child support and coverage from another parent for uninsured child healthcare costs. This means that the child's overall health is apt to be better, and the child is also likely to be afforded better housing and schooling following establishing parentage. Of course, the financial obligations for a father that follows establishing paternity benefits the mother as well as she is no longer made to shoulder the entire burden.
In a very crystallized and simplified view of divorce, there are two fronts that can be significantly impacted when a couple chooses to end their marriage in Texas. One of those two fronts is the emotional front. There is an expansive array of emotions that an individual may confront at the end of a marriage.
As promised, we are updating our March blog post concerning the third marriage between Dennis Quaid and his current wife of seven years, Kimberly Buffington. The two had been married in 2004, but have been struggling in their marriage during this past year.
Last month, we blogged about the custody dispute ensuing between Bristol Palin and her ex-boyfriend, Levi Johnston, over their son, Tripp. Reportedly, the reality show detailing the life of Bristol and her son caught the toddler using profanity. As a result, Levi filed for a child custody modification, seeking full custody of the little boy.
Houston readers likely heard about the domestic dispute that took place a month ago between newlywed football player Chad Jonson, and his reality star wife Evelyn Lozada. Reportedly, the couple got into a heated argument stemming for the question of Johnson's fidelity that culminated in Johnson head butting his wife.
Some Texas viewers of the TLC hit "Toddlers & Tiaras" were appalled when one of the toddlers, now 6 years old, appeared on camera wearing padded breasts and buttocks as part of one of her outfits. The little girl was meant to look like Dolly Parton. While this may be inappropriate, is it egregious enough to lose custody over?
Even those living under a rock have likely heard the news that "Twilight" stars, Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, are no longer Hollywood's hot couple in the face of Stewart's infidelity. While the couple was together for a reported four years, they were never married. So although there is no divorce to finalize, no alimony to negotiate and no property to divide, there is one thing that may bring the couple to court: Bear.
Couples in Texas and elsewhere across the country do not frequently expect the end. However, divorce is a reality for an increasing number of couples. Circumstances can change, and sometimes going separate ways is simply the best decision.
It might be tough to believe, but Bristol Palin and her ex-boyfriend's son Tripp is old enough to talk at this point, and he's saying some pretty surprising words. It seems like just yesterday pregnant Bristol and Levi Johnston were sitting in the crowd of political spectators watching Sarah Palin's campaign for Vice President of the United States. Now, the baby is a little boy whose parents never tied the knot and are in a child custody dispute.