Divorced Texas couples who have the most organized parenting plans might find that they still can run into disputes when summer vacation comes around. Since children's schedules and activities changes during the summer, parenting plans might be affected in both time spent with each parent and in child support arrangements. One way to avoid these types of disputes is to include a provision regarding summer vacation time.
It's a reality: life changes after divorce. And sometimes the divorce decree that was issued by the court becomes inappropriate for one or both spouses' new circumstances.
Music fans in Texas are likely familiar with Angela Renee White. The 27-year-old model, who is better known by her stage name Blac Chyna, has appeared in countless hip-hop music videos, and she made the news in 2012 when she announced that she was planning to marry her longtime boyfriend Micheal Ray Stevenson. The couple split up in 2014, but White gave birth to a baby boy fathered by Stevenson, who more widely known as the rapper Tyga, in 2012. The well-known model was once again the subject of tabloid headlines on April 5 when it was announced on Instagram that she and Robert Kardashian Jr. were engaged to be married, but gossip columnists soon had an even more salacious story to write about the video star and her 26-year-old former beau.
Texas parents who are thinking of ending their marriages will often have a lot of issues to discuss beforehand. Detailed divorce plans are helpful for ensuring a satisfactory outcome, but sometimes prolonging the process too much can have an adverse effect on children.
If you're considering divorce, then you probably know that the divorce decree is the legal ruling that makes the end of the marriage official. But divorce is also a process, and the decisions you make while your divorce case is pending will affect your post-divorce situation.
When Texans who have young children divorce, they will need to complete and file legal agreements, financial documents and parenting plans. Disentangling the relationship financially and legally is often difficult, but dividing the parental responsibilities and custody may be the hardest of all. Parenting plans are arguably the most important documents divorcing parents will need to complete, though.
Texas Fox News fans may be interested to know that Bill O'Reilly has lost custody of his 13-year-old and 17-year-old children. A New York appellate court on Feb. 24 upheld an earlier ruling that the children did not want to live with him and that they would live exclusively with their mother. In 2015, the Nassau County Supreme Court had decided that the children would be in the residential custody of their mother on a full-time basis.
There's a fairly straightforward reality about divorce involving children: it's going to be emotionally difficult for the kids. Research has shown, however, that the mental health challenges that adolescent children face in the midst of divorce tend to soften after four to nine months.
While domestic violence is a very serious problem in Texas and nationwide, some family courts do not fully understand it. They may then accord it little weight in making custody decisions, leaving children to be exposed to it and victims to continue suffering at the hands of their abusers.
With cultural shifts and modern understandings of child psychology, parenting styles and expectations have changed over the years. For many Texas parents today, that means not only a full-time career, but also nearly every free hour spent with the kids.