Determining custody of a child in Texas differs depending on whether the parents are married or unmarried. If a couple is married at the time a child is born, the husband is considered to be the legal father. The same is true if the parents are married at any point between conception and birth. However, this doesn't mean that an unmarried father can't obtain recognition of his legal parental rights.
Raising a child is difficult enough when you are married. After divorce, co-parenting with your former spouse or partner adds extra challenges. Be aware of common co-parenting issues that arise after divorce to avoid co-parenting conflicts.
Some Texas couples going through divorce struggle to make good decisions during the separation process. For families with children, deciding on custody issues can be quite a challenge. Ideally, the divorcing couple will set aside their differences and work together to develop a parenting plan that works best for the children.
Texas residents interested in family law matters might like to know about the heated custody battle involving the Philip Morris USA tobacco heiress and her spouse. Anne Resnik and Crocker Coulson are going through a divorce in Brooklyn, New York, and the couple has 7-year-old twins.
One Direction fans in Texas may have heard that singer Louis Tomlinson is fighting with the mother of Freddie Reign, his 5-month-old son, about custody. He and the child's mother, Briana Jungwirth, had originally put a temporary agreement in place that addressed regular visitation although there were no overnights included. The stipulation was that they would go to court if the terms of the temporary agreement did not work out.
Unfortunately, children are often used as pawns when relationships head south. All too often, one parent threatens to keep the children away from the other parent because he or she is angry or upset. If you are going through this situation, you are probably afraid and want to know your rights.
Child custody battles in Texas can become very complicated when one of the parents is a foreign national or one of the parents moves overseas. In November 2015, a Vietnamese woman tried to fly out of John F. Kennedy airport with her 9-year-old daughter even though the child's father is supposed to have custody. U.S. marshals stopped the mother and daughter from using their one-way tickets, and a federal judge has now ordered the mother extradited to France.
Texas residents who are fans of hip-hop artist Wiz Khalifa may be interested in learning that the star and his ex-wife, the actress, model and fashion designer Amber Rose, reached a divorce settlement agreement. Sources indicate that the star's split from his wife, Amber Rose, appears to be an amicable one.
This month, actor Johnny Depp was accused of abuse by his estranged wife, Amber Heard. Heard was successful in obtaining a temporary restraining order against Depp on May 27 after testifying that Depp struck her in the face with her cellphone during a fight six days before.
Texas fans of entertainers Future and Ciara may have followed their tumultuous relationship and subsequent custody battle. Their son, Future Zahir Wilhelm, reached his second birthday in May, and Ciara has filed for sole custody of the child. In an effort to keep Future from talking about her or discussing their son on social media, she has also filed a $15 million defamation suit.