December 2015 Archives

Holiday custody arrangements for divorced parents

Texas parents who are considering a divorce may want to consider the various challenges presented during the holidays. Family courts become busier around the holidays due to disputes regarding which parent the children spend time with during the season. To avoid circular arguments about promised holiday custody agreements, it is best to get both parents to agree on an arrangement in writing. If no formal divorce proceedings have begun, a parent can consult an attorney to help draft a written agreement that offers consistency.

Same-sex couple separates, disputes parental rights

What a parent is has come into question in a Kentucky case that involves an estranged same-sex couple disputing over the adoption of a 9-year-old girl. However, couples in Texas may not realize that these types of cases are popping up all over the country.

Custody fight leads officials to reservation

Texas residents may be aware that Native American legal issues are often handled by tribal court systems. However, matters can become complicated if different parties pursue legal action through different systems. Two boys are at the center of a custody battle involving a Montana reservation and a Minnesota court. Although the grandmother of the boys believed that she was protected from state court orders while on the Northern Cheyenne reservation in Montana, officials from the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs returned the boys to their father in Minnesota on Nov. 21.