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October 2018 Archives

Details of daughter's divorce shock Sarah Palin

Divorce can be a time of personal turmoil for people of any age, and in Texas, the number of young people going through the often difficult process continues to rise. Fans of the show "Teen Mom OG" recently got an inside look at the suffering of cast member Bristol Palin, and some of the revelations caused her mother, well-known politician Sarah Palin, to become emotional. Bristol is in the middle of a bitter divorce, and some of the details have become the subject of the show's plot.

Family law litigants: big news regarding adoption

Texas families may be aware that a recent legal power struggle has many people confused. Adoption is ordinarily a matter of family law, which could help explain why the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas recently struck down the Indian Child Welfare Act. The act provided special circumstances regarding the adoption of American Indian and Alaskan native children. 

Texas breaks record for child support enforcement

Many Texas parents have personal experience with a child support order. It is important to make sure that children statewide have their financial needs met so that they have the best chance at an enjoyable childhood. When it comes to child support enforcement, the state takes the matter seriously. Nonpayment of child support can even result in criminal charges. 

Parent's drug use can become child custody concern

Texas, along with the rest of the country, is in the midst of a drug crisis. Cases of severe addiction and overdoses continue to skyrocket nationwide. If a family is concerned that a member is struggling with substance abuse, they may feel they need to take action to change child custody to save any children in the home.