Child Custody Archives

Proposed changes to child support law draws support, criticism

The seemingly never-ending list of things about which to be concerned when in the midst of a divorce can be overwhelming at times. Trying to balance what is fair along with what is palatable is a challenge common to many Houston couples. This includes child custody determinations and any related child custody issues such as child support or visitation plans for parenting time.

Father granted sole custody of toddler when mother moved away

Issues surrounding custody of children during a divorce can be some of the most difficult for Houston parents to work through. The loss of time with their children is never easy and courts work to find agreements for child custody that are in the best interest of the child or children in question. It is not uncommon in many states to have the custody order include parameters for or restrictions on parental relocation, in an effort for both parents to maintain a good relationship with children.
Such was the situation in a divorce in New York in which the parents signed a joint custody agreement that prevented either of them from moving away without either the approval of the other parent or of the court. However, only one month after the divorce was final, the mother accepted a job that would take her roughly 230 miles away from her ex-husband. When the child’s father refused to approve of the relocation, the woman petitioned the court for permission.

Child must be returned to Texas father after judge's ruling

When it comes to international custody disputes, legal complications are not uncommon. As if it is not difficult enough to determine custody when both parents reside in Houston, there are a number of complications that can arise with child custody issues when one parent lives in another country.

How to avoid visitation problems during Labor Day weekend

With the last week of August coming upon us, many in Houston are looking forward to Labor Day weekend. Dubbed as the last summer weekend, it is expected to be celebrated with family barbeques, football games and shopping trips for school supplies. 

How to handle text messaging with your ex

The proliferation of text messaging has changed the way people communicate with each other; especially divorced parents in Houston. No longer are the sweet, flirty messages sent with bated anticipation. Instead, texts are commonly cold, terse declarations that are commonly used when talking behind someone's back.

How to make fall transitions easier for divorced parents

For most students in Houston, the beginning of a new school year is nearing. Getting prepared for the new school, is more than just about changing sleep patterns and meeting news friends. (Most kids are used to sleeping in since there are no morning classes). 

Usher to retain custody of children in light of pool accident

A pool accident nearly claimed the life of Usher and Tameka Foster Raymond's young son last week. According to numerous reports, Usher Raymond V was trapped at the bottom of a pool due to a suction drain. Usher's aunt reportedly tried unsuccessfully to free him before two contractors working at the home were able to free him. They performed CPR and were able to revive the boy before he was taken to the hospital. 

Preparing for fall transitions

August is a month of anticipation for school age kids. Whether they are looking forward to going to kidnergarten or they are finally seniors in high school, the next month is going to be full of transitions. With their lives changing, so must those of parents. 

Helpful back to school lessons for parents

August is a month of anticipation in Houston. A new school year is close on the horizon, which means that life for parents and children is about to change once again. This is especially applicable to children and parents of divorce. After all, information must now be shared between two households instead of one. This could pose problems between parents who have trouble communicating.

Study: Overnights may affect babies' attachment

Creating parenting plans for infants can be a difficult task. Babies can't really express their feelings or preferences for how the plan should work. This mechanism becomes complicated when parents are both intimately involved in caring for the baby, but are not living together. In these situations, the child may spend extended amounts of time away from their "primary" caregiver. 

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