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January 2013 Archives

Judge pushes shared child custody in a divorce

Couples in Houston and Harris know that not all marriages turn out happily ever after. Marital disputes may arise during the marriage and when there is no way to fix the issues, one spouse may file for a divorce. Divorce often offers complexities, depending on the couples' situation. Child custody and support, alimony and property division are some of the most common issues tackled during the divorce settlement.

Why do-it-yourself divorce kits may not be a bright idea

As divorces become increasingly more complicated, so does the paperwork and stress involved. Although it is true that divorce can lead to some serious expenses for the couple, the complications of the legal proceedings make hiring professionals more advantageous in sorting out property division, alimony, child support and custody and all other agreements.

Pet issues can complicate divorce in Texas

Residents in Houston, Texas, can anticipate that divorce legal issues often involve child custody, child support and property division. However, a recent case about spouses who battled for the custody of their pets may raise concerns that family dogs can be taken into account in the event of divorce.

Interstate dispute over million dollar baby's custody looms

It's going to be Texas versus Missouri. And no, this isn't about the SEC college football season finale. Two sets of grandparents are lining up for what could be a fierce interstate child custody battle for the daughter of an NFL linebacker who committed a murder-suicide last month.

Considering social media in child custody agreements

Houston, Texas, residents may be thankful about how technology brought a lot of convenience to everyday life, particularly to communication. In this field, Smartphones, email and social media help people stay connected despite the distance. It may be easier for Texas parents to share their family photographs on vacation trips, birthday celebrations or holidays with other distant relatives. However, when the parents file for divorce, social media can be a big issue.

New tool saves lives in divorce, domestic violence cases in Texas

After filing for divorce, a San Antonio nurse sought a temporary restraining order against her estranged husband who, at the time, was purchasing and seemingly building up quite a collection of firearms. Before papers could be served, the husband murdered his pregnant wife and then committed suicide a few days later.

Russian ban on child adoption has been put into place

The proposed ban on Americans adopting Russian children that we've written about has since been signed into law by Vladimir Putin. Of the many adoptions that have now been put on hold because of this action, a couple from Texas will now have to wait to see what happens next.

Professional athlete owes back child support to Texas mother

Though a Texas child support matter involves a celebrity, it also demonstrates the difficulties that custodial parents are often forced to undergo before receiving the child support payments that are owed. As in so many cases, the non-custodial parent has been reported as being uncooperative and far behind on child support payments.

International child custody dispute tried at U.S. Supreme Court

Issues regarding an international child custody matter are being considered by the United States Supreme Court. This matter all began when an American soldier married a woman that lived in Scotland while her husband was deployed to Afghanistan.

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