A new analysis of U.S. Census Bureau statistics reveals that the scope of Texas families has changed. Texas family law courts, which have dealt with divorce, alimony and child custody issues for married and heterosexual parents, are seeing a greater number of families defined by non-traditional relationships.
Divorcing couples in Texas have a lot of decisions ahead of them. Among the most contentious of those decisions is child custody. Often, both parents feel that they should receive full custody. This emotional topic can cause some parents to take matters into their own hands, as in this recent case.
The U.S. Census Bureau has reported that more than 3 million children did not live with either one of their parents in 2009. Almost 60 percent of those children were being raised in the homes of their grandparents.