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January 2017 Archives

Fathers' rights and child custody

In Texas and the rest of the country, biological parents are entitled to pursue child custody or visitation. Whether the parents were married when the child was born is not considered a factor. Judges are obligated to make decisions regarding custody that benefit children the most. The involvement of both parents is typically considered to be beneficial to the child unless there is information that indicates this assumption may not be true.

Preventing child custody disputes during a divorce

Texas parents who are in the midst of a heated divorce may find it difficult to put their children first, especially if emotions are running high. However, it is important that they try to put their differences aside so that their kids can have a happy, stable childhood.

The challenges of child custody exchanges

When divorced parents in Texas harbor bad feelings towards each other, sharing custody of their children can be a challenge. One of the issues that can be particularly difficult for divorced parents is the exchange that must take place for visitation purposes. If divorced parents cannot keep their emotions in check, arguments may take place during pick-ups and drop-offs.

Online indiscretions can be embarrassing in a divorce

Stories about email hacking during the presidential election campaign dominated the headlines in Texas and around the country, but it is not just politicians and celebrities who should be concerned about protecting their online data. Denials of infidelity and claims of financial hardship are not uncommon in divorce cases, and spouses are sometimes undone when statements they have made in emails or images they have posted on social media are contrary to what they have said in court or during property division or alimony negotiations.