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Child custody tips from a divorce expert

A recent article written by an experienced family advisor shares some tips on co-parenting. The woman gives basic guidelines that some individuals in Texas may wish to ponder and apply if they match their needs when considering child custody. The tips are designed to help individuals begin to plan and implement a workable co-parenting plan. 

Rapists have fewer routes to child custody in Texas

A person who has committed the grievous crime of rape is likely to pose a hazard to the well-being of any child born of that crime. In some states, however, rapists are able to get child custody for children they fathered while raping the mother. In Texas, some legislation does exist to protect children from being in the custody of rapists.

Which child custody arrangement is best?

In life, there are many options. In child custody arrangements, there are many options as well. Physical, legal, sole and joint custody are ways to share the care and support of a child, and each type has its own special cases and variations. In the past, courts have leaned toward granting sole physical custody to mothers and saddling fathers with hefty child support payments. Parents in Texas may be thinking: is this the best way, or is another method of shared parenting actually better?

Child custody dispute involves father's mental health records

In most states, individuals have the right to privacy when it comes to their personal health records. A recent case involving a father with a post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis and a mother seeking full custody of her children has raised questions of just how private those records should remain. The story was recently covered in the news and gives details about the case and shares the man's quest for shared child custody. Individuals in Texas may find the questions raised by the case interesting. 

New children's show features shared child custody

It is always heartening when different types of families are featured on TV. This is especially true for children's shows, because they can help reassure children who might be facing family issues such as child custody agreements and divorce. Parents in Texas will appreciate a new Disney show that tackles the issue of co-parenting and highlights the positives of approaching this issue with maturity. 

Texas attorney helps modify child custody agreements

Life is seldom without complications. Even when divorced parents have come to an agreement regarding child custody, for example, life often steps in with changes that force modifications to an existing agreement. Life changes that force one parent to move, for example, can be especially tricky. Fortunately, the law firm Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C. can help parents relocating into or out of Texas understand state law and pursue the best interests of their child.

Chris Robinson, Kate Hudson reevaluate visitation, child custody

For a variety of different reasons, people in Dallas and other areas of the country find that their marriages are no longer sustainable. While many people can amicably go through the divorce process, couples with children must continue to work to maintain a relationship that is conducive to co-parenting throughout the child's life. In some cases, parents are often unable to come to an agreement regarding child custody and visitation, prompting them to request court intervention.

What issues should be addressed by a parenting plan?

In order to ensure that a child's needs are met after a divorce, divorcing couples in Texas are required to create a parenting plan. The terms of the parenting plan describe the manner in which the child's time will be divided between the parents. Depending on your circumstances, a parenting plan can be used as an informal child custody guide, or it can be a legally binding document.

Effective negotiation can help you control custody decisions

A divorce can be more than just a parting of the ways between two people. It can be one of the most emotionally charged events in a person's life. This is especially true if there are children involved. And if you are currently going through a divorce, you may understand how difficult it is to maintain your composure when negotiating child custody issues.

Sharing custody requires making adjustments

When parents divorce, they often come to realize just how much they love their children and want to spend time with them. On one hand, raising children can be tiring and even frustrating, but the rewards and companionship make the effort more than worthwhile. And shared custody situations can certainly cut into the time a parent is able to spend with his or her child.