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September 2011 Archives

Father blames lost custody on state's short work week

A biological father wanted to establish parental rights before his child was born. A state Supreme Court will decide if a paternity notice filed by the father came too late to prevent the child from being placed up for adoption or if a state government office is to blame.

Best parenting plans are business agreements, experts say

The U.S. Census Bureau's 2009 Marital Events of Americans survey revealed that the nationwide divorce rate dropped to its lowest level in 40 years. Divorce may have faded as a trend, but many children are still at the heart of visitation, support and child custody disputes.

Texas family law judge in paternity, child support suit

A Montgomery County man is being sued for $189,000 in back-owed child support for a son who has just turned 18. The father says he attempted to establish paternity when the boy was younger, but the child's mother fled to avoid contact. The child support case is very unusual because the man being sued is a family law judge.

Why you should consider a prenuptial agreement

Legal experts agree that prenuptial agreements can be useful for engaged couples, especially in certain situations. Young couples in first marriages, who normally have few assets, may not benefit as much from a prenuptial agreement as those who have accumulated sizable premarital wealth or who have children from a past marriage.