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July 2013 Archives

Director, Michael Moore files for divorce from producer wife

Sometimes it can seem like, for celebrities, marriages come and go like the seasons. There are those few, however, which seem to stand the test of time. Whether in Collin County, or some other locality, when one of these long-lasting marriages comes to an end, it is a sad and often complex process.

Mayor accused of not paying child support by ex-wife

When readers in Collin County think of parents who are in hot water for failure to pay child support, they don’t typically think of city officials as being those parents who fall behind. Just like anyone else, however, a city official may become delinquent with his or her payments. In the event that a parent does not pay their child support, it can put undue stress on the other parent because they are forced to cover all of the financial needs associated with raising a child while the payments go unpaid. In order to get what they are owed, the party who is owed

Question of custody versus parent rights an international affair

Even after a family law court in Collin County has ruled on a child custody matter, disputes may still arise between the parents and families. When a parent is granted full custody of a child, they often have the ability to determine the terms of any visitation or interaction between the child and the other parent.

Supreme Court rules on Indian Child Welfare Act case

In 1978, the federal government established the Indian Child Welfare Act. The law was meant to protect the parental rights of Native American parents in Collin County, and throughout the U.S., whose children had been forcibly removed from their care. Prior to this family law being put into effect, a study showed that at least a quarter of all Native American children were being placed in foster care or put up for adoption for no reason other than ignorant child welfare laws. 

Same-sex couples can now divorce just like everyone else

In 1996, the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was created and enacted on the federal level. Under this law, among other things, marriage was defined as between a man and a woman. Readers in Frisco may or may not have heard that the United States Supreme Court recently repealed DOMA. Many have rejoiced at the rights that will now be afforded to same-sex couples, which had been reserved only for opposite-sex couples. For same-sex couples in states that do not recognize gay marriage, however, there will not be much change, particularly when it comes to divorce.