When you got married, you never imagined you'd one day be involved in a contentious custody battle with a former spouse who had taken your children out of the United States without your permission. But life is full of change, and some changes in your life may come about unexpectedly, perhaps in ways that affect your children.
Convenience is the reason why many Houston, Texas, residents prefer communicating through text or email. However, those two methods of communication can be inconvenient when divorcing parties use them against one another in a divorce or child custody proceeding. A child custody dispute may erupt after splitting up because commonly, parents want to ensure that their children are well taken care of and disagree as to how that should occur. As much as possible, each ex-spouse needs to be cautious in order not to lose his or her custody of the children.
It appears that approximately half of children will have parents that divorce before that child turns 18-years old. But though this can be particularly tough for children to deal with, studies have shown that parents putting aside their differences for the sake of the child are more satisfied with their child custody arrangements.
A case is scheduled to be heard in Texas concerning mothers delivering children through the process of in vitro fertilization. It appears to be the first case of its kind in that it will involve a child custody dispute between the woman that delivered a pair of twins through this process, and the man that was the donor and thus might be considered the father of the child.
A Texas law has been in place for more than 20 years in order to make certain that grandparents are not deprived of the right to see their grandchildren after a divorce has taken place. However, the law is not without its controversies as the law supposedly has been used in such a manner that parents have lost their child custody rights.
Child custody cases get complicated when parents live in different states. Instances of children who are improperly taken by their non-custodial parent, sadly, are not uncommon. Transporting the children across state lines makes the matter even more difficult to resolve and returning the children to their custodial parent usually requires the involvement of the courts. A mother who recently took her four children without notification from their home in Georgia may be charged with custody interference. It has been reported that she took them across state lines to Texas in violation of the court ordered custody agreement.
With the death of pop icon Michael Jackson, many Texas readers were curious about who would care for the three children he left behind. Those children range in age from 10 to 15. After private interviews of the children were held by a judge, it was determined that Michael Jackson's mother, Katherine Jackson would have sole custody and responsibility for raising his three children.