Texas voters have approved a ban on same-sex marriage, but what about same-sex divorce? The state Supreme Court is set to hear two cases, one from Austin and one from Dallas, that seek divorces for two same-sex couples whose legal unions were established in Massachusetts.
Houston residents who follow the lives of NBA stars on and off the court may have seen headlines about the ongoing child support dispute involving Steve Nash and his ex-wife Alejandra. The Laker point guard and his former spouse have three children together, and Alejandra is seeking a child support modification that Steve says may end up spoiling his kids.
Both family law and criminal law experts across the nation currently have their eyes on Texas as a first-of-its-kind property division case is currently making its way through the state court system. Here, the issue being explored is whether former spouses of exonerated prison inmates are entitled to any portion of the money granted to them by the state as compensation for their wrongful conviction.
There are a lot of uncomfortable challenges that can come with divorce that extend beyond the legal issues around ending a marriage. A significant stressor for many people is once children, family and close friends know about the spilt, what is the best way to inform everyone else?
Last fall, we blogged about a Texas pilot that for almost three years was splitting his time between two wives and two homes -- each unaware of the other. The Fort Worth man's second wife became suspicious when she realized that her husband was still paying bills for the woman she thought he already divorced. It turns out that the husband filed for divorce from his first wife, but then decided that he wanted to rectify the marital discord and never finalized the divorce. However, he did still proceed with a marriage to the second woman.
For the first time, federal data has been issued from the National Center for Health Statistics around the rates of couples living together before marriage across the country. A component of this is an in-depth examination on the relationship between living together before marriage and having a child outside of wedlock. This data was collected between the years 2006-2010, and comprised of surveying over 12,000 women between the ages of 15 years old and 44 years old across the country.
A recent winner of the $338 million New Jersey Powerball jackpot could be facing arrest. The man is not accused of fraudulently winning his millions, but rather he has $29,000 in unpaid child support to answer for. The man has five children, but appears to have a significant amount of missed payments dating back to 2009. A local Sheriff reports that before winnings are released, the state Lottery Division generally seeks to rectify issues of this matter.