In Texas or around the nation, when a marriage ends and a family is broken up, there are bound to be some people that choose to view the split from the couples’ point of view. For instance, some may wonder what caused the couple to break up, which parent will maintain custody of the kids or who will keep the house. However, recent studies have instead chosen to analyze the long-term effects that divorce can have on the children’s view of the world.
When considering a divorce, many couples focus solely on the losses that are expected. Both parties will have to adjust to life without each other’s financial or emotional support, and the expense of setting up two separate households can be difficult to manage. However, when it comes to the tax ramifications of a divorce, there are methods that Texas couples can employ to save money on the eventual sale of their family home.
No one denies that divorce can be a very emotional process. Even where couples know that they willbe happier apart, it is still a big change in life that can be difficult. This is why not only a knowledgable attorney but a fair and attentive attorney can significantly help throughout the process — and it is rewarding to them to ensure that their client’s interests are protected and to know that they have helped.
That rewarding feeling is exactly what kept one Fort Worth judge loving his job. He said that it was considered a rare day when he felt like he didn’t want to go to work. “It’s been the best job I could imagine,” said District Judge Randy Catterton as he talked about his decision to retire.
A bizarre case may change the way state law is enacted in cases of child support. A Texas man wrongly accused of rape has been awarded compensation from the state, and his ex-wife has taken to a courtroom to recover what she believes is her rightful piece of that payout. She is suing for child support for the former couple’s progeny.
The man in question served twenty-four years of a life sentence for a series of rapes for which he was convicted in the late 1980s. He was later exonerated by additional evidence, but sued against Texas legislature for compensation. He was eventually awarded $6 million, though a portion of that was eaten up by additional legal difficulties.
Child custody cases are often complicated and sometimes frustrating to all the parties involved. When international borders are crossed, however, a child custody case becomes even more complex. States like Texas that have international borders have had to find a way to address issues that arise when American born children are separated from parents who have been deported.
One such couple had been living in the United States for more than a decade. A run-in with the law over a shoplifting charge ended with them being deported. The children were placed with their paternal grandmother who also lives in the United States. Since that time, the couple has been petitioning the United States courts to allow their children to cross the border into Mexico and live with them there. They have found working through both the United States and Mexican child welfare departments of Children Services to be a complicated and frustrating process.
The Executive Administrator of the Alamo recently filed for divorce from her husband after she admitted to sending explicit pictures and messages to another man using a phone intended for official Alamo business.
Larry Navarro, the husband of Melinda Navarro, allegedly discovered the explicit photos on his wife’s phone late last year. Upon discovery, he forwarded the photos to many of Melinda’s contacts, including her coworkers at the Alamo. Although Melinda Navarro, a member of the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, denies having an affair, her husband is seeking to examine her personal computers and to compel testimony from the man who received the messages from his wife.
While the Dallas Mavericks season was a disappointment to fans in Fort Worth and around the nation, hope is strong for a rebound next season.
Of course, the basketball playoffs continue without the Mavs, with their Texas rivals, the Spurs, headed to the NBA finals. The Spurs’ biggest star, Tim Duncan, is headed at the same time to court with his wife who has filed for divorce.
With the strong presence of the U.S. military in and around Fort Worth, child custody disputes can often reach across Texas borders and sometimes even international borders. A number of international child custody disputes have involved U.S. citizens and citizens of Japan.
As the Washington Post noted recently, there has been pressure on Japan to join the international child custody treaty to “address concerns that Japanese mothers can take children away from foreign fathers without recourse.”
Gender roles in society continue to shift; and that shifting makes itself evident in a variety of venues, including popular culture and in the law.
Take a look at child custody, for instance. In a not-so-distant past, it was automatically assumed by virtually everyone in Fort Worth that a mother in a divorce would get custody of the children rather than the father. Not so today.
Even when something sounds right and feels right, it’s often good to have research to show that that something is right. In this case, researchers studying divorce say they’ve come to the conclusion that it’s better for a person’s mental health to get out of a bad marriage than to stay in it.
Being alone is better than being in a bad relationship, according to the new study reported on in Fort Worth media.
The University of Michigan psychiatrist who led the study said that people who are in marriages with critical or unsupportive spouses are much more likely to suffer serious depression than those who are single.