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"Gotham" star settles long-running custody battle

Divorcing parents in Texas may find that their most important concerns at the end of the marriage are their parenting arrangements, including possession of and access to their children. Celebrities deal with child custody disputes as well that reflect the same issues and concerns.

Shared parenting on the rise, but some oppose it

Texas parents who are divorcing and who must negotiate a child custody agreement might want to consider shared parenting as an option. This is increasingly popular as fathers' rights groups are supporting its expansion and many states are considering legislation that would make it the default custody arrangement.

Blake Griffin files paternity paperwork after split with fiancee

People in Texas who follow the careers of Kendall Jenner or basketball player Blake Griffin might know the two are in a relationship. Prior to his involvement with Jenner, Griffin was living with his fiancee Brynn Cameron. The two split up in July, but Cameron only moved out of their home after Griffin and Jenner's relationship became public.

Tips for dealing with a narcissistic ex-spouse

Texas parents may face a number of challenges after a divorce, but the difficulties of co-parenting can be exacerbated if one of them is a narcissist. This can be harmful to children, but there are steps the other parent can take to mitigate the effects. These parents can show their children unconditional love. They should have written documentation of all child custody agreements. They might want to involve professionals including law enforcement to enforce custody agreements if necessary. As the children grow older, they will usually understand the situation better and that one parent lied to them.

Should courts favor 50/50 custody?

In Texas, access to children is often at issue in divorce cases. Some fathers have argued that the courts should grant 50/50 custody unless doing so would not be in the best interests of the children. However, the courts still grant possession to the mothers in most cases.

Tips for effective coparenting

Co-parenting may be a reality for several years for Texas parents who get a divorce. While it can be challenging due to the upheaval and the emotions involved, there are a number of things parents can do to make co-parenting less difficult for themselves and their children.

Tyrese may handle his custody case without legal counsel

Entertainment news sources report that Tyrese's lawyer has filed for a substitution of attorney in connection with the artist's continuing custody battle with his ex-wife, and fans in Texas and other states may want to know more. Sources suggest that Tyrese will likely represent himself in the custody case unless he retains another lawyer before his next scheduled court date. He was expected to return to court for a hearing on Nov. 14.

Tips for negotiating coparenting after divorce

Some Texas fathers who are getting a divorce might be familiar with the stereotype that divorced fathers are uninterested in spending time with their children. The truth is that for many divorced fathers, time with their children is very important. Fathers may want to think about what kind of options will be acceptable to them regarding custody and visitation. Options they might consider include shared or joint physical custody or even sole custody.

Family courts and the "primary caretaker" standard

Child custody can be one of the thorniest and most emotional issues to handle when Texas couples decide to divorce. Both parents have an equal right to seek and obtain physical custody of their child, and most family law courts prefer agreements developed by the parents themselves with their lawyers. However, in more contentious cases, a family court judge makes a decision about who will get primary physical custody. In these situations, the parent that is determined to have been the child's "primary caretaker" may be awarded custody.