The history of divorce is generally seen as a combative ordeal. Some may think of divorce in Texas as a wife and husband pitted against each other, embroiled in a fight over who gets the house or the dog. Recently, a movement inside of the state has enacted a shift to change that image. Instead, more and more Texas divorcees are being encouraged to engage in what some call a collaborative divorce.
There are multiple reasons that collaborative divorces may benefit divorcing couples. In particular, if children are involved in the dissolving marriage, excessive fighting over aspects can tear time and attention away from their well-being. One counselor points out that it is highly beneficial if two divorcing parents can still speak to each other for the benefit of their children.
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Following up on a story that was posted on this blog on Feb. 17, 2014, those who have experienced interference with child custody agreements may finally be getting the help they need. On that post, we discussed how some Texas parents were having difficulty getting authorities to take action when the other parent ignored the rules outlined in a custody agreement. Those child custody dispute s may finally be dealt with.
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While child support is often an integral building block for a child’s life, payments also hinge upon the parent’s financial ability. If payments are higher than a Texas parent can afford, that doesn’t generally benefit eitherparty. In some instances, going back to court for a reduction in child support payments may be the best course of action for some parents.
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Increasingly, fathers are spending much more time with their children than they have in the past. While this is generally viewed to be a positive movement, some fathers are still treated as secondary parents when it comes to child custody. Fathers’ rights in Texas and elsewhere across the United States seem to be at the forefront of many child custody disputes during a divorce.
Recent research has indicated that children tend to perform better in a myriad of situations when they are able to see both of their parents regularly. This research does not reflect real-life custody agreements in which physical custody is normally awarded to the mother, with the father receiving mostly minimal time. There are some who believe that, by automatically granting sole custody to the mother, courts are actually harming the children involved.
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