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Friday, September 22, 2017

Evading child support obligations lands dozens in jail

Parents have a duty to take care of their children even after divorce. As such, court ordered child support payments are not optional. They are carefully calculated to provide children with resources for their basic needs. When a parent does not meet his or her child support obligations, he or she may face serious consequences. Recently, authorities in one Texas county initiated a week-long search to track down parents who owed support.

Divorce issues may stem from overpriced weddings

Brides and grooms planning weddings in Texas often justify the expense by saying they are making memories to last a lifetime. However, recent studies show that the opposite may be true. In fact, the cost and stress of a lavish wedding may actually be the beginning of divorce issues.

Growing protection for fathers' rights across the country

Some of the more distressing information coming from the many studies and investigations into children of divorce is the growing recognition of parental alienation. This may be a conscious or subconscious effort of one parent to turn his or her children against the other. Studies show that, in Texas and across the country, it is most often the father who becomes alienated from his children. Perhaps because of this, many states are taking a closer look at fathers' rights.

Apps simplify child custody when relationships are strained

Divorced parents in Texas may dread interactions with former spouses. However, if there are children involved, this cannot be avoided. Child custody often involves sharing information and updating one another about schedules, school concerns and health issues. Fortunately, technology is keeping up with the need for stress-free communication between co-parents and even step parents. There are numerous apps available to assist families in communicating effectively.