Although it is against both federal and state law, some parents in Texas still experience the trauma of international child kidnapping by the other parent. Even in situations in which a parent initially takes the child out of the country legally for a scheduled visit, a failure to return the child in violation of the other parent's custodial rights is a violation of the kidnapping laws.
There are rules about what kinds of evidence can be heard in Texas courts, but when it comes to family law, the rules are a little bit different. Sometimes that means very personal information can become evidence and used in determining child custody. It make sense to allow more information into evidence, as child custody decisions need to be made in a child's best interest, and any bit of information could be relevant. There are certain things, however, that should have no bearing on whether a parent can care for a child.