Another custody battle between same-sex parents is making headlines in Texas and across the nation. In this case, two women were legally married and decided to bring a child into the world using a sperm donor. When the relationship deteriorated, the parties began arguing over parental rights in a child custody case.
Far too many Texas families struggle with addiction. Coming to terms with a friend or family member's drug or alcohol problems can be difficult, especially when there are children involved. For some parents, addiction plays a central role in a child custody dispute. It's important to understand how addiction is likely to impact the child custody process.
Some Texas readers may be aware of a current case in a different state in which a rape victim was forced into a custody case with the man who assaulted her. While the parties were not involved in a traditional child custody standoff, many people are shocked that the court system allowed such a case to move forward. The judge and other officials involved in the matter are scrambling to rectify the situation.
Many Texas parents are concerned about the safety of childhood immunizations. Some even choose to avoid vaccinations altogether, a choice that is supported by law. An unusual child custody case recently placed a mother in the unusual position of having to choose between her deeply held beliefs and compliance with a court order.
Texas readers may be surprised to learn how another state approaches custody disputes between unmarried parties. The matter has made headlines across the nation, and sparked debate concerning how unmarried child custody issues should be handled. After growing community pressure and multiple legal challenges, the state in question changed the manner in which these types of cases are heard.
A Texas divorce brings about a great many changes, some of which can be difficult for children to adjust to. Making this period of transition easier for kids is usually one of the few things that divorcing parents can agree upon. To that end, one company has created a customizable schedule to assist families who are adapting to new living arrangements and visitation exchanges.
Living in an abusive relationship is a terrible set of circumstances. That said, when there are children involved it can be even more stressful for Texas residents. Many people stay in unhealthy relationships for years to ensure that their kids do not have to go through child custody and visitation struggles with an abusive parent. Unfortunately, there are cases in which a family experiences the greatest possible loss during a child custody struggle.
When a Texas parent is faced with a custody battle, he or she often searches for ways to improve his or her legal stance in the matter. That approach, however, fails to recognize the realities of a child custody case, which task the courts with making a determination that is in the best interests of the child. That involves looking at the family's history, and no volume of last-minute scrambling will make much of a difference. That is why the best way to look good in a child custody case is to have been a great parent from the beginning.
Few Texas tennis fans would not know the names of Venus and Serena Williams. The sisters have made headlines in the sport for many years, and have changed the face of women's tennis. Their father, Richard Williams, is credited for pushing his girls to achieve ever-higher goals as children, and helping them to hone their skills on the court. Now, Richard Williams is making headlines of his own due to a divorce and child custody case with his second wife.
Coming to the end of a marriage is never a simple or easy matter, even when both parties are absolutely certain that divorce is the best course of action. For those in Texas who share children, it can be hard to know how to make the process of divorce easier for the younger members of the family. What decades of research has made clear is that divorce and child custody disputes can weigh heavily on children, and can have lasting negative consequences. Fortunately, parents can help reduce the negative impact that their divorce may have on their kids.