A flight instructor from Arlington was booked on adultery and bigamy charges after evidence was released that he had never officially split with his first wife before marrying his second. The 38-year-old Texas native reportedly spent weekdays living with one wife and child in Arlington, and spent his weekends in Grapevine with the woman he married after filing fake Texas divorce papers online. This arrangement has persisted for over three years.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
The Internet has influenced every facet of our lives, and it continues to become more prevalent as technology advances. While many people are beginning romantic relationships online, some Texas residents are choosing to end them the same way. There is a growing trend away from traditional legal support and towards "do it yourself" online forms in cases of Texas divorce.
A man who recently won a $338 million lottery jackpot will not be allowed to collect any of his winnings until he pays back almost thirty thousand dollars in owed child support payments. The man, who has five children aged 5-23, has outstanding child support dating back to 2009, which means he will also owe interest for the years he missed at a rate of 9 percent per year. This will be deducted from the amount he won in the popular Powerball lottery, familiar to many Texas residents.
The national divorce rate has been steadily declining since the 1980s when it peaked at 50 percent. Today, the rate sits at slightly over 40 percent in Texas and nationwide. Interestingly, however, couples sharing child custody are less likely to divorce overall.