A Houston single mother has tried any number of things to support her three children. She went back to school and earned her nursing degree, and she works two to three temporary jobs every month. Unfortunately, she has not been able to capitalize on her degree as she still only manages to bring in approximately $900 every month.
A website has released online various divorce videos applicable to the state of Texas. Individuals may try to take advantage of such materials as a possible cost savings measure when one is filing for divorce. The reason materials are now being made available is reportedly due to the high rate of divorce in Texas.
Divorce can take its toll on all family members. Especially grandparents who miss regular visits with their grandchildren. If their children do not share custody or equal parenting time with their ex-spouse, taking precious time for visits to grandma's are even less likely.
A professor at a large northern university has proposed a piece of legislation titled the, "Second Chances Act." He says it was written as a way to help reduce the number of unnecessary divorces. He is also the director of a university project called "Couples on the Brink." His hope is to create an approach to marriage counseling that focuses on keeping couples together, rather than allowing them to throw up their hands in defeat, or listening to friends and relatives who keep telling them to "divorce the loser."
We always hear that custody and visitation decisions are supposedly made in the "best interests" of the child. So, why not let our children tell us what their interests are? Instead of having doctors and psychologists tell the Harris County Family Court what is best for our children during your divorce, visitation or custody dispute, why not just ask your kids? What if we also revisited the custody settlement or visitation schedule every two years? As your child ages, so will his or her priorities, friends, school activities and interests.