Experts say that children in Texas and all across the U.S. are at risk of suffering from other people's mistaken beliefs concerning how child custody works. Many people labor under the incorrect assumption that child custody arrangements offer more protection than they actually do. In some cases, court systems even make misguided custody decisions that result in children being turned over to abusive parents.
Baby boomers in Texas and across the country represent an age group with a rising divorce rate. The National Center for Family & Marriage Research found that between 1990 and 2014 divorces doubled for people age 50 and older. In the next age bracket of 65 and up, divorce rates tripled. When people at this age divorce, the division of retirement accounts can be a major concern.
Texas parents who are divorced might wonder how much control they have over how the other parent is raising their child when the child is with that parent. For example, one parent might object to the other parent allowing the child to spend a lot of time playing video games.