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October 2015 Archives

Service members can face challenges when seeking custody rights

Service members often have to spend long periods of time away from their loved ones in order to protect the country's freedoms that the rest of the population gets to enjoy every day. They are also trained to cope with very difficult situations that most civilians will likely never fully understand. However, service members are also human beings and as such can be as vulnerable as anyone else to certain kinds of emotional pain.

Parenting agreements outline rules for custody and visitation

Divorce can be challenging for all members of a family, but it is sometimes a necessary step that can provide all parties with the best possible living arrangements. And when children are involved, it is important for parents to work out an amenable agreement regarding child custody and visitation rights.

Child support disbursement sometimes delayed by state

Most Texas parents who have to pay child support, do so as their agreement stipulates. And should they fail to make their payments, the state can intervene and force them to adhere to their court order terms. For those parents who depend on support money to meet their financial needs, this is good news.

Same-sex couples and common law marriages

The recent ruling legalizing same-sex marriage across the country is very happy news. Many Texas same-sex couples who are affected by the new laws may even have been caught off-guard by the change. So, while the U.S. Supreme Court's decision is welcome, it also necessitates that gay couples carefully examine their marital status.

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