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March 2016 Archives

Technology promises to assist with divorce matters

Few people, in Texas or elsewhere, would deny that technology has brought incredible advancements across the scope of human endeavor. There are few aspects of modern life that are not touched by technology, especially in the field of online communication and indexing. We are quickly growing used to having tools and apps that will handle a vast range of needs and desires. Several companies have developed products that offer to simplify the divorce process and give spouses more control over the cost and outcome of their divorces.

Parents left with only visitation after surrogate keeps child

When a couple is unable to conceive a child, the stress and heartbreak can be overwhelming. Many couples choose to look for alternative means of expanding their family, and surrogacy is a popular option. When entering into a surrogacy relationship in Texas or elsewhere, it is absolutely imperative to have the proper legal counsel and to draft the contracts in accordance with the law. One couple learned that lesson in a painful way, and they are now forced to accept limited visitation with the child that they conceived with the help of a surrogate.

Preparing for an appearance in divorce court

Many Texas spouses have hopes of resolving their divorce in a collaborative manner outside of a courtroom. Regardless of those good intentions, many will find themselves in front of a judge before their divorce is made final. Understanding how the courtroom functions and what to expect can make a great deal of difference in the eventual outcome of a case.

Legislation on shared child custody passes state Senate

One southern state is considering legislation that could change the way that child custody cases are handled in family courts. The proposed bill would direct judges to begin all child custody matters with the presumption that equally shared custody, or a 50/50 split, is the best outcome for a child. The issue has raised a great deal of debate in Texas and elsewhere, as the nation continues to ponder the division of parenting time that best serves the needs of children.