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Sweetin, Coyle dispute custody and alimony in divorce filings

When couples in Collin County decide their marriage is no longer working, they often choose to divorce. In the majority of cases, there are issues that need to be sorted out in order to reach a settlement. Couples may disagree on things, including child custody, spousal support and property division, and require the assistance of a family law court to reach an agreement.

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. 

Houston parents have rights revoked after abandoning newborn

Family law courts are in place in order to reach fair settlements and look out for the best interests of those who become ensnared in family related legal disputes, specifically when the best interests of children are in question. When parents are found to be neglectful, or to not be putting the needs of their children first, family law courts may have to make difficult decisions regarding child custody and future parental rights.

Texas family law court to hear groundbreaking case

Over the years, the family landscape in America has grown and evolved. These changes have led to complexities for family law courts in McKinney and elsewhere. Whether readers view these changes as positive or negative, they have inarguably created brand new questions and issues for family law courts all across the U.S.

Texas considers major changes for family member visitation rights

Family laws are in place in order to protect families and ensure the best interests of all children are looked out for. As laws become outdated or the need for change arises, lawmakers develop and consider new bills to better serve and protect families. Support is mounting for a bill supporting grandparents' rights that currently is being deliberated on by a judiciary committee in Texas' House of Representatives. If passed, the bill could have major ramifications on the future family law landscape in Texas, as well as other states.

Staged abduction will likely cost mom custody of her child

Some situations dictate the need for a more responsible individual to look out for the best interests of a child. Circumstances such as one or both parents mistreating the child, using drugs or abusing alcohol could give the courts just cause to remove a child from the care of their parents. When neither parent is capable of properly caring for a child, family law courts in Texas and other U.S. states may award custody to another family member or to an outside party.

Texas divorce: should you keep or sell the house?

Out of the many issues to consider when divorcing in Texas, one of the most emotionally driven topics is the family home. For many people, it is the place where marriages blossomed, families grew and good memories were made -- so it is understandable that making the decision to keep or sell the home may be a difficult one.

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