Entering into a marriage does not automatically ensure that a couple will remain as happy as they once were on their wedding day. Divorces occur for many reasons, ranging from infidelity to simply not getting along. Texas residents who are contemplating divorce may want to familiarize themselves with the Texas Family Code, which lists the grounds for which the court may grant a divorce.
When the parents of a child are not living in the same household, it's important that the child is not denied the benefits of having two parents. In order for the child to have the resources he or she needs, the noncustodial parent is often required to make child support payments.
The topic of same-sex marriage is a particularly difficult one to discuss here in Texas because our state currently does not perform or even recognize such unions. But perhaps that's exactly why we should discuss this complex issue. If the law does not recognize same-sex marriage, how are the courts able to address the other family law issues that are bound to arise?
Even though the pending high-asset divorce of Ken and Anne Griffin will be handled by a family law code slightly different from our own, the main contentions in their case are ones that could easily happen in any state, including here in Texas. From disputes regarding property division and the validity of the couple's prenuptial agreement, the new debate over child custody may be a familiar one for many of our readers.
It's back to school time across the nation! But while this means more freedom during the day for stay-at-home parents who are itching to finish that New York Times Best Seller that has been collecting dust all summer, a new school year can also dredge up issues as well, especially for separated parents.
It may seem difficult to believe but going through the divorce process does not always have to be a filled with contention and become a battle. Many divorces end amicably every day in states across the nation, including here in Texas.
If you ask anyone who has gone through a divorce about what the most difficult part of the process was, most people will reply: property division. That's because, even though our state has tried to simplify property division, there are still things that can complicate the process considerably.
When it comes to our legal system, most laws are pretty straight forward and make a clear distinction between what residents in our state can and cannot do. Unfortunately, a complex set of circumstances can sometimes make us question the resolve of these laws, especially if the outcome does not match up with what we believe should happen.