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June 2012 Archives

Divorce Rate Among Baby Boomers Doubles

Over the past few decades, baby boomer divorces have been increasing at an alarming rate - which is especially surprising given that divorce rates for the population as a whole have stabilized in recent years. In fact, according to a study by Bowling Green State University, divorce rates for couples over 50 have doubled in the last two decades. For example, less than one out of 10 people divorcing in 1990 were over 50-years-old - a rate that rose to one out of four by 2009.

Happy Father's Day. Unless of Course, You Are Not Actually the Father

With Father's Day finally here, it is a good day to be reminded of all of the fathers out there that work hard and provide for their children. Unfortunately for some Texas fathers, they eventually discover that these sacrifices may have been in vain when they find out a child they have been supporting for years actually isn't theirs. For these men, there is now a new law in Texas that allows them to terminate their child support payments if they can prove they are not actually the father of the child.

Same-Sex Couples Discovering That Divorces May Present Difficulties

Currently, six states and the District of Columbia allow same-sex couples to marry - and none of these locations require the couple to be residents prior to marriage. This means that same-sex couples from all over the country, including Texas, travel to these states for just a few days for the sole purpose of getting married, and then travel back to their home states.

Texas Supreme Court to Decide Heated Child Custody Dispute

The Texas Supreme Court is currently considering a case that will likely have an impact on child custody disputes in Texas. Specifically, the Texas high court will determine if two lower court judges made a mistake when they rejected an agreed-upon child-custody agreement because of concerns that the agreement put the child in contact with a sex offender.