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June 2014 Archives

Federal benefits for same-sex marriages may take a step forward

Same-sex couples who are married still face an inordinate amount of legal difficulties in every area of life. If they relocate to a state that by law doesn’t recognize gay marriage, even the simplest acts become a legal battleground. Same-sex couples who seek a divorce in non-recognition states face an uphill battle when it comes to questions of child support, custody and property division and many have been flatly denied the right to split up.

Climate changing for fathers' child custody cases

It’s been a long-held belief, in both society at large and the court system, that mothers are more important in a child’s life than fathers. Child custody cases have reflected and perpetrated this belief for decades, automatically awarding children to the mother even when it might not have been in the best interest of the child. Now, the work of fathers’ rights advocates and a general cultural shift are changing some of these antiquated ideas.

Distraught over child custody case, man calls in bomb threat

It's a sad but true fact for the children caught in the middle of a marital split. Child custody issues can be some of the most contentious disputes in a divorce and children are often unfortunate witnesses of their ugliness. Generally speaking, both parents love their children and want what's in the best interest of the child, they just disagree on the definition of "best." One parent will define it as the child coming to live with them, while the other will argue just the opposite. Helping both sides come to an amicable agreement on custody and visitation rights is the work of a family law attorney.

The dos and don'ts of military divorce

Getting a divorce in Texas, regardless of your chosen profession, is never easy. It’s often filled with resentment, pettiness and backstabbing. But getting a military divorce is another animal entirely. For one thing, the culture and lifestyle of a military marriage is unlike anything in civilian unions. There’s the constant threat of deployment and life on the base can be a completely different reality altogether. For this and many other reasons, the divorce rate among those in the military remains high.

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