A growing number of states now allow same-sex marriages and other allow civil unions. That coupled with the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision providing federal benefits to legally married same sex couples has some same-sex couples in committed relationships in Texas are debating whether to stay here or leave the state for greener pastures. One thing is clear: Same-sex couples who opt to continue to reside in Texas need the assistance of an experienced family law attorney to advise them on how to maximize their available rights under existing state law.
A lesbian couple in McKinney, Texas, has been together for approximately three years. A county judge is now threatening one of them with the loss of custody of her children unless her lover moves out. Under current Texas family law, same sex couples are not allowed to marry. The judge is enforcing a "morality" clause that was placed in the mother's divorce decree from her former husband.
Today's technology is generally designed with one focus: to make our lives easier. Many Texans pay their bills, shop, look up movie times and surf the Internet all on their smartphones. Will there ever be a time where technology becomes so advanced, that spouses can settle a divorce from the comfort of their own home? Perhaps not, but one tech developer is working on a Web application that aims to make divorce easier and convenient.
Why many people mistakenly view a prenuptial agreement as a bad omen on a marriage is somewhat of an anomaly. If anything, prenuptial agreements provide stability and predictability to a marriage, which can often be hard to come by during this period of extreme transition.
Expectant mothers and fathers who are not yet 18 years old can find themselves in a gray area of family law. Technically, these parents are not yet considered adults, but they still have parental rights.
Unfortunately, divorce become a setting for spouses to dredge up old disputes in order to gain an upper hand. On one hand, this could be a good thing -- especially when children are involved. Exposing dangerous or unethical behavior by one spouse can give a judge a better sense of how to create the best possible child custody arrangement. On the other hand, creating this kind of tension in Texas family court may unnecessarily create animosity.
A man is battling for custody of his 2-year-old daughter, who was put up for adoption immediately after her birth without him knowing. And, just when it seemed like he might have come out on top of this captivating child custody case, the Supreme Court in his state dashed his hopes.
An international conflict is causing heartache for some prospective parents in Texas and throughout the rest of the United States.
A retired professional football player will soon hear from a family law court as the mother of one of his children wants him to pay back child support.
Texans who are considering a divorce but are still unsure whether to proceed might follow the lead of actress and model Liberty Ross, who has reportedly has sought legal counsel even though she has not announced her intention to end her marriage.