In one of his final acts before leaving office in January, President Barack Obama plans to ease child support obligations for prisoners in Texas and nationwide. The initiative is designed to relieve inmates of potentially crippling debt, making it easier for them to reenter society.
Texas divorced parents who run into parenting disputes have a number of options for resolving them. Going to court over every dispute is rarely a good idea because judges do not want to micromanage parents' relationships with their children or decisions over issues such as children's activities. In fact, the first step for parents should be to try to talk to one another about the problem.