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June 2013 Archives

Supreme Court rulings on same-sex marriage could affect Texans

You have likely heard about the Supreme Court's recent rulings affecting same-sex couples. One effectively ended California's ban on same-sex marriage, and will likely have a more limited effect geographically. The other struck down portions of the federal Defense of Marriage Act, commonly called DOMA, which prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages performed in states that permitted them.

Texas man could finally be reunited with his abducted daughters

As international travel has become more and more accessible, one thing that, sadly, has been becoming increasingly common is international parental child abduction. International parental child abduction is when one parent takes a child to another country to interfere with the other parent's custody rights.

Property division dispute underway involving prison compensation

There are many important issues that can arise in connection to a divorce. One such issue is property division. How property division issues are ultimately resolved can have significant impacts on the involved parties.

Could too much time on Facebook lead to divorce?

Many people use the social media site Facebook. Facebook can be good fun and can be a great way to stay in touch with friends, colleagues and relatives. However, a new study indicates that married couples may want to take care to not spend too much time on this social media site. The study reportedly found that excessive use of Facebook by a person can lead to them facing increased strife and difficulties in their romantic relationships. Increased strife and difficulties can be very hard on a marriage and can sometimes even lead to a divorce.

Dallas police officer investigated for abusing wife

As this blog has previously noted, the city of Dallas has taken a stand against domestic violence through initiatives that public education about domestic violence and other awareness campaigns, as well as using billboards to catch abusers. However, while city-wide programs may reach out to the public at large, that does not mean that the city's own employees cannot benefit from the educational message.