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.
When biological parentage is denied or otherwise in doubt, emotions can run high. These situations may involve a mother who is seeking support from a man who denies that he is the father of a child. Or, in other cases, a man wants to exercise his parental rights but isn't being allowed to do so. And sometimes neither parent knows what the true situation is.
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.
Online news outlets and social media channels were abuzz last week over the news that media mogul Rupert Murdoch was filing for divorce from his wife of nearly 15 years.
When a spouse makes the difficult decision to file for divorce, they typically understand that they will have to address and resolve a multitude of important legal issues over the coming months, including child custody, child support, spousal support and, of course, property division.