A Texas woman filed for divorce from her husband of 11 years in Sept. 2010. The couple had two children together during their marriage, and it appears that the mother was awarded custody of both of the little girls.
Before worrying about the invariable finical ramifications of finalizing a divorce in Texas, many are concerned with affording the divorce itself rather than the aftermath. Obtaining a divorce is not free, but it does not have to be an expense that is out of reach.
When one woman decided to divorce, she knew that she was in for an emotionally turbulent ride, but there were far more avenues that she did not think about until she was confronting them with uncertainty. Successfully emerging on the other side of divorce for a happier, healthier life, the woman decided that she wanted to take her knowledge and experience to help other individuals similarly embarking on a divorce.
Pets are very often considered part of the family. Much as child custody cases can be highly contentious, so too can pet custody be contentious following a couple's divorce. However, under Texas family law, pets are viewed as property rather than family members. This means that there are not guidelines in place that can take into account the best interest of the dog or the cat in cases of divorce.
Every parent in Texas has a duty to provide for his or her children. In cases where one parent has primary custody, the other will usually be ordered to make child support payments.
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.
A battle for visitation rights is unfolding in Dallas between two women that were formerly partners. The couple was together in a committed relationship for seven years when they decided to raise a child together. One woman carried and birthed the child, but then about a year after the little boy was born, the couple split up.
Child custody is a contentious issue for both married and unmarried couples. In other instances, disputes surrounding child custody can also occur between adoptive parents and biological parents as well. Whatever the circumstances, a family law attorney can serve as an advocate for an individual looking to protect the best interest of a child.
In many Houston divorces, working out the specifics regarding the care of any children a divorcing couple may have is often the most contentious aspect of a split. Child custody and visitation needs to be decided upon in the best interest of the child. Many parents in Texas that divorce choose to co-parent so that children may have a meaningful relationship with both of their parents, just like any other child.
Custody battles can be fought between varying parties on a wide spectrum of relationships in courtrooms across Texas. On this blog we have detailed instances of former spouses fighting for custody of children post-divorce, unwed parents of children battling for their parental rights, biological parents fighting against potential-adoptive parents, and sometimes grandparents or other extended family members fighting for custody of a child.