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Wiz Khalifa settles divorce case with Amber Rose

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.

Does domestic abuse affect a family law case?

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.

Custody battle continues for Ciara and Future

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.

Rapper ordered to pay $825,000 plus lawyer fees

Texas music fans may be interested to hear that rapper Master P has been ordered to pay his former wife $825,000. The money is to be used to pay back child support as well as back spousal support. In addition, the payment will secure future support obligations. His former wife claimed that the rapper paid no child support although is still raising their younger children.

Divorce and pet custody

There are many Texas married couples in Texas that own cats or dogs. In fact, a survey by the American Pet Products Association found that about two-thirds of U.S. households have a pet. When a couple goes through a divorce, pet custody can be one of the most important negotiation topics.

Swift action essential in international child custody disputes

A child custody issue for a Texas parent becomes especially difficult to resolve if the other parent removes the child from the country. Then, the matter enters the arena of international law. Over 90 countries recognize the Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, also known as the Hague Convention. If the child is taken to a participating nation, then the tenets of this convention could guide the return process, but it is recommended that a parent take legal action swiftly.

Parenting plan challenges for non-custodial parents

Although some Texas parents are able to put their differences aside to ensure that a post-divorce transition is as seamless as possible for their kids, there are situations in which a custodial parent might use their position to lash out at the other party. Meanwhile, the non-custodial party might face an uphill battle in requesting favors such as extra parenting time or the right to participate in certain activities. Although joint legal custody is often awarded in such family law matters, the individual with primary physical custody may use inaccurate interpretations of a parenting plan to hinder an ex-spouse's involvement with their child.

Child abuse and custody in Texas

During the emotions that often accompany a divorce, parents may make false accusations against each other. For instance, one parent may claim that the other is an abuser while the other may claim that the child was brainwashed into believing that to be the case. This puts judges and others in an awkward position as they must ensure that children are not put into the custody of someone who may actually harm them.