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Mental health illnesses behind many Texas child hospitalizations

One of the things parents care about greatly when it comes to their kids is keeping their children healthy. Unfortunately, children sometimes develop conditions that could put their physical or mental health at risk. A recent study indicates that one health problem that touches quite a few children here in Texas is mental illness.

Texas sees new domestic violence laws and funding

Many different things can have impacts on what sorts of services and protections are available to a given family abuse victim here in Texas. One is what domestic violence laws and funding are currently in place in the state. Recently, there have been some changes regarding these things in Texas.

How an undiagnosed condition could lead to child custody issues

Though most people associate child custody disputes with divorce proceedings, child custody cases can also include non marital related issues as well. Take for example an out-of-state case in which two parents are currently embroiled in litigation to get their children back from foster care. The children were taken, sources claim, because of an incident involving the couple's infant daughter. According to the parents, the situation is a misunderstanding, brought on because of undiagnosed medical conditions.

What will a judge consider before allowing a custodial parent to relocate with a child?

People change residences for all kinds of reasons, but people generally don't have to get court approval to relocate. That is not always the case, however, for divorced parents with minor children.

Texas same-sex couples and birth certificates

The same-sex marriage ban was not the only legal mechanism put in place here in Texas that posed challenges for same-sex couples. Another such mechanism involves birth certificates. And while the same-sex marriage ban has met its end with the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the birth certificate mechanism currently remains in force and it is at this point unclear what will happen with it in the future. 

Protecting your kids after a domestic violence incident

There are many significant concerns a person may have after having been subjected to domestic abuse by their spouse or partner. When a domestic violence victim has kids, one thing that is often one of their biggest concerns is protecting their children. 

Domestic violence and mental health

Domestic violence can cause a person to suffer major physical injuries. However, the harm a domestic violence sufferer can face is not limited to just the physical level. For example, as a recent study underscores, being subjected to domestic violence can have negative impacts on a person's mental and emotional state.

How You Can Benefit From An Amicable Divorce

In the celebrity world of divorce, amicable breakups have become the latest trend. We watched Gwenyth Paltrow and Chris Martin consciously uncouple in 2012, and just recently, Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck announced that mediation will be their method of divorce -- not the contentious litigation we typically associate with celebrities.