Family law is rarely black and white. Each case involves issues as unique as the family itself -- questions such as how to divide property, how to assess the need for financial support, how to determine the validity of any prenuptial agreements, and most importantly, how each parent will continue to play a role in the children's lives.
Texas family courts encourage the continuation of strong parent-child ties when parents separate or divorce. Some parents, harboring hard feelings toward an ex, find child custody or visitation arrangements difficult to support. Most parents resolve issues over parenting arrangements with or without the court's help -- some parents take the child and flee.