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Is there still a bias against fathers in family court?

There have been many steps forward for family courts in Texas when it comes to bias in custody rulings. Traditionally, in this country, mothers were often given the benefit of the doubt and awarded the physical custody of the children as long as she was not proven unfit. Fathers had little ability to gain custody because of this uneven playing field. While courts claim this bias no longer exists and that both parents come into a custody case on equal footing, you may wonder if this is really the truth.

What determines the best interests of a child?

The sad part of many divorces is that the best interests of children sometimes fade into the shadow of their feuding parents. When that happens, a Texas judge often has to compose a divorce judgment that offers the child the best chance at a good life. According to the Huffington Post, a judge may consider a child’s best interests in a number of ways.

Is divorce seasonal?

You may notice that during certain times of the year you hear about more people getting divorced in Texas than at other times of the year. Is this just a fluke or is there something here? Has it ever been shown that divorce is seasonal? 

3 tips for dads paying child support

As a father going through a divorce, you are likely wondering about child support. You obviously want the best for your child, but you may have concerns about the details of financial support. How much will you have to pay? Will you even be able to afford it? These questions and more are likely rattling your brain. Thankfully, there are answers.

What is the legal definition of a father?

Although we understand in general terms how a father is defined, sometimes we may not understand how the law defines a person as a father. For the purposes of Texas law, a father may be defined in a number of ways. Sometimes, depending on the legal classification of father, a person may possess different rights under the law. In such cases, it is important to understand how a father is defined.

What do I need to know about paying child support?

Child support is a heavy topic. It can make parents fight and cause children to get stuck in the middle. If you are about to embark upon paying child support, it can help to know a little more about it and how it works. Texas has specific rules that outline how support is handled, so parents can be clear on the topic. 

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