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Dealing with a custody battle

Child custody matters can vary quite a bit in how smoothly they go. Sometimes, parents are more or less in agreement about what the best custody setup would be and are able to quickly and amicably reach a custody agreement. Other times, parents find that their opinions on what should be done regarding custody are so different that they simply aren't able to come to a workable agreement. When this is the case, the parents will generally enter into a custody battle.

What are child custody and visitation called in Texas law?

Child custody and visitation can be major issues in divorces in any state. However, due to the fact that family law differs from state to state, an important thing for parents who are getting divorced to keep in mind is that what specific processes, procedures and rules will apply when it comes to custody/visitation in their divorce case will depend on the law of the state they are in.

Relocation plans can raise complicated child custody matters

Sometimes, career considerations, family issues or other factors will make it so a parent has a desire to move to another city, another state or even another country. If a parent is divorced or separated from the mother/father of their children, a relocation can give rise to important and complex legal matters. In such situations, what will generally need to occur is a modification of the child custody arrangement that is currently in place, as a parent moving to a new location can have many custody/visitation implications.

What factors do Texas courts consider in child custody decisions?

The stakes can be remarkably high when it comes to child custody matters, as how such matters are resolved can have long-term impacts on how much time a parent gets to be with their kids. Parents also generally have very strong opinions regarding what custody arrangement would be best, and these views don't always match. Given this, it isn't at all surprising that, sometimes, despite their best efforts, separated or divorced parents are not able to come to an agreement regarding the issue of child custody.

NFL owner's testimony likely to be part of child custody case

There are many different things that could raise a divorced parent's concerns when it comes to the well-being of their children, including the environment and people their children are or are likely to be exposed to when with the ex-spouse. Sometimes, concerns over such things lead to child custody disputes.

Things to avoid when it comes to co-parenting

Many divorced parents find themselves in the challenging situation of figuring out how best to work together to raise their children now that they are no longer a couple. One of the things that may help such parents when it comes to co-parenting is coming up with an agreement regarding child custody and other matters involving the children which sets clear and understandable rules and expectations regarding how the co-parenting relationship will work.

Child custody and the very young

Sometimes, child custody matters arise involving babies or other very young children. Generally, the main aim in child custody matters is to reach an arrangement that is in a child's best interests. One question that can arise when it comes to the very young in custody matters is: are there any special considerations that need to be made when it comes to determining what is in the best interests of such children?

Court rules actor can continue his paternity fight

Cases involving parental rights have always had the potential to be rife with complexity. In recent times, however, the capacity for such cases to be incredibly complicated has increased quite a bit due to improvements in medical technology. Such improvements have led to the development of many non-traditional ways for a child to be conceived, such as in vitro fertilization. When a child is conceived through such methods and the individual who donated the sperm for the conception is not married to the mother, many complex family law questions can arise, such as: under what circumstances is the donor allowed to receive parental rights, such as child custody and visitation rights, regarding the child?

LGBT parents in Texas might face challenges in receiving custody

Over the last several years, LGBT family law has spent a significant amount of time in the spotlight on a state and national level. Earlier this year, a Texas judge ruled that the state's same-sex marriage ban was unconstitutional. Although this has been viewed as a major step forward for families headed by gay and lesbian couples, a stay on the injunction has kept the existing prohibition in effect.

Trace Adkins' wife seeks primary residential custody of the kids

There are many issues that need to be addressed when a couple with minor children gets divorced. One of these issues is what will happen regarding the physical and legal custody of the children. Sometimes, parents share custody of a child after a divorce, while other times, physical and/or legal custody of a child is primarily held by one parent. Many different factors can contribute to what the best custody situation is for a given family. Family law attorneys can help divorcing parents who have questions about things like what sort of child custody arrangement to pursue and what to do if a dispute arises over child custody.