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Posts tagged "custody"

Actor and estranged wife arrive at child custody terms

Generally speaking, the less time a couple has been married, the simpler it is for them to finalize a divorce settlement. However, if the couple have a child, then a divorce following a short term marriage could become complicated. A case in point is the recently reached settlement between actor Jeremy Renner and Sonny Pacheco.

What is the purpose of alimony?

When you choose to dedicate your life to a partnership with someone else, your hope is that the relationship will remain intact for the duration. Unfortunately, the circumstances of a marriage can change through time. Sometimes emotional distance develops gradually, due to a slow drifting apart. Other times a serious rift can occur because of some unforeseeable event or unforgivable trespass.

Foster parents seek adoption of child taken from their care

A child custody case pitting foster parents against a biological father is currently underway in a Tennessee courtroom. At present, the biological father has custody while the foster parents are seeking to regain custody and file for the adoption of the child.

Online sexual activity may impact custody in divorces

The world of family law encompasses a great many topics including adoption, paternity, divorce, child custody and support, spousal support, property division and more. Houston residents face these family law issues just as do their counterparts around the nation. Our changing world also affects these areas and makes it necessary to stay ever aware of emerging trends and situations which can affect family life.

Viability of gays at parents discussed by Catholic Pope

For people in Houston and around the country, the ability to adopt a child may be the only or best way to becoming parents. Any adoption can carry with it a unique set of challenges and should always be focused on the best interests of the child. Adoption issues can range from foreign laws for an international adoption to concerns about a biological parent wishing to retain communication with either a child or an adoptive parent and more.

Adoptive parents receive ruling in their favor from U.S. Supreme Court

Houston families that have been involved in adoptions know the complexities that can arise. Even the most straightforward situation can turn into an emotional and challenging contested adoption before you know it. Whether a domestic or international adoption, laws and courts must often battle to determine what is in the best interests of the child in question and this can be a lengthy process.

Ex-husband's payor subject of child support claims

The world of family law poses many challenging and emotional situations and decisions for all involved. From property division to child custody to spousal support, child support and more family law attorneys in Houston work with clients every day to help resolve conflicting needs and wants and identify amicable solutions.

How a grandparent can influence a child

The notion of a child being raised by a grandparent is nothing new. In fact, the old adage "it takes a village to raise a child" implicitly means that grandparents can take an active role in molding a child. More than seven million children across the United States are raised by at least one grandparent, and a number of prominent Americans, including Jack Nicholson, Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama were raised by grandparents.

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