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Focusing on children's well-being during divorce

Texas parents who are considering divorce may first want to think about the timing in terms of helping their children adjust. For example, they may want to decide whether they want to do it during the school year so that they can deal with most aspects of the divorce while children are at school or in the summer when they might be able to spend more time with their children.

Legal help with unique parenting plans

Parents in Texas who are separating may have difficulty trying to find a solution that would allow both of them to play an important role in their children's lives. Certain factors, such as busy career schedules, traveling and the demands of daily life, can make it difficult for divorced couples to come up with a practical parenting plan.

Determining where to file for child custody

Typically, a parent will file for child custody in the child's home state. This is generally the state where the child has lived with a parent or guardian for the past six months. For instance, if a child lived with his or her mother in Texas, the father would file for custody in Texas. However, there are exceptions to this rule.

Ways to prevent a potential international abduction

When Texas parents are in the middle of a custody dispute, a parent may potentially fear that the other parent could abduct the child, especially if the dispute is not going the way that they want it. The court can potentially get involved and the custodial parent can work with the U.S. State Department to prevent a potential international child abduction case.

Actress Uma Thurman in heated custody battle

People in Texas who are Uma Thurman fans might have heard that she is involved in a hostile custody battle with the father of her 4-year-old daughter. Arpad Busson, the child's father, is a French national and limited in how often he can travel to New York due to health problems. However, a court-appointed psychologist who testified on Jan. 13, the first day of the custody hearing, said that the child is not old enough to spend two weeks at her father's property in the Bahamas. According to the psychologist, longer visits will be more appropriate when she is older.

About child custody exchanges

One of the most contentious issues of a divorce can be child custody. Sometimes problems arise when the children are transferred into the care of another parent as part of a visitation arrangement. Texas parents who have children and are divorced should be aware the child custody exchanges can induce high emotions in all parties and should make every effort to ensure that they occur according to the terms that were agreed upon.