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Focusing on the children when it comes to child custody

Residents of Houston, Texas understand that the joys of being a parent come with great responsibility as well. Parents should be a good role model for their child or children. However, when divorce occurs, it may cause emotional strain on the parents as they settle the legal issues arising as a result of the separation. Legal issues, such as property division, child support and, particularly, child custody concern both parents in the divorce.

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.

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.

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.

Mother gives child up for adoption without husband's permission

Sadly, spouses do not always work together when it comes to parenthood. A father from Texas was forced to leave the state for another job while his wife was pregnant. However, while the father was out-of-state, the woman then gave the child up for adoption without his permission.

Surrogate is also ruled the mother in Texas court

A couple of months back, we wrote about the ongoing child custody dispute that was occurring in Texas. The case involved a surrogate mother whose right to child custody of a pair of twins was challenged by the sperm donor.

Eliminating conflict makes for better child custody arrangements

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.

International child custody dispute in Texas

A Texas father is currently involved in an international child custody dispute. The father and the mother of the child were at one time engaged to each other, and the mother is a British native. However, when the couple took their child to the United Kingdom for a visit, the father alleges the mother remained there with the child and never returned to the United States.

Child custody and in vitro fertilization

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.

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