As a Texas father, you want to spend as much time as possible with your children. If you are divorced, however, or if you and your children’s mother were never married, you may be hesitant to attempt to gain full custody of your children. You may be under the impression that courts favor mothers in custody cases, especially if the children are young.
Divorced or unmarried Texas fathers can face great challenges in winning custody or visitation rights to their children, but one important duty that should not be neglected is preparing for their children’s future. Even a father who has not married his children’s mother or has divorced from her still retains the right to leave an inheritance to his offspring through a will, or see to it that his children receive financial benefits in the event he passes away.
At the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway in Texas, we know that if you and your same-sex spouse are contemplating divorce, you still face discrimination in America. Some forms of it, sadly, are deliberate while other forms are inadvertent. One prime example of the latter is the nation’s divorce laws which, depending on the jurisdiction, do not take into consideration the special problems that divorcing same-sex couples like you and your spouse can face. This is where mediation can be particularly useful to you.
Some Texas residents may think that the divorce rate for military couples would be higher than the divorce rate for civilian couples. This is not necessarily the case, though. Divorce rates have steadily gone down for the past several years.