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House Bill aimed at giving fathers more child custody rights

As it stands in Texas, during a divorce, husbands and wives split their marital property evenly. But the same cannot be said for child custody rights, an area in which mothers typically have a decided advantage. At least this is the contention of a father who was recently the subject of TV news story.

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalize property settlement

If you have worked hard to amass a substantial amount of wealth, you likely understand that it also takes work just to hold on to what you own. But if you should ever divorce, you could see a large portion of what you have earned be bestowed to your former spouse. This is a common scenario, and it can happen to anyone.

Mothers and sole custody: Is this right for your child?

As a mother, there is never a time when you don't want to do what is best for your child. This will definitely hold true during the divorce process.

Before we go any further, remember this: The court will always do whatever is in the best interest of your child. This holds true with regard to all aspects of the divorce, especially child custody.

Dealing with divorce and your special needs child

Divorce and child custody are always complicated issues. They become even more so when you have a child with special needs. It also becomes more important to focus on what is best for the wellbeing of your child. Now that you and your husband have decided to divorce, every decision you make could have lasting effects on your child.

Navigating the court system in child custody cases can be very difficult. The best course of action you can take is to find an experienced attorney in the Sugar Land area that understands the particular needs of your child. A lawyer that has extensive knowledge of custody issues involving a special needs child can help you fight for your child's best interests. Read further for some of the challenges you may face during and after your divorce.

Caring for your autistic child during a divorce

Divorce can be an emotionally complicated time for all children, and even more so for children who fall on the autism spectrum. For autistic children, who may struggle to understand where their parents' negative emotions came from and why divorce is necessary, it can be a particularly tough time. They may wish to live with one parent, but the courts may believe the other parent is better able to meet their needs. If you have an autistic child and believe you are going to divorce in the near future, you need to seek the advice of an experienced divorce attorney. As a parent of an autistic child, here are some other issues you need to be prepared for.

Why special needs children may require additional child support

Divorce, and particularly deciding child custody and child support, can be emotional and difficult. Custody issues may become more complex when a special needs child is involved. In many cases, the courts aren't quite sure of what your child actually requires to receive proper care. They may not understand why living in a certain neighborhood, with access to a particular school district, is critical for your child's development and future success.

That's why it is so important to seek the advice and help of an experienced divorce and family law attorney who understands special needs children and the law. Your attorney can help you put together critical documentation to establish your needs for adequate child support, perhaps above the amount determined by the standard Texas child support calculations.

What you need to know about Texas community property laws

After 10 years of marriage, you and your wife have decided to divorce. During the course of your relationship, you have been the sole earner while your wife took care of the household. You have been running a successful chain of dry cleaning businesses and earning enough to provide for your family.

Now that you are about to start the divorce process, you are wondering how all the assets you have acquired over the last several years will be divided. Surely since you were the sole provider for the family, you are entitled to the majority of the money and property.

3 ways to help your special needs child through divorce

As a mother with a special needs child, you know that your child may be overwhelmed by the changes that are happening in your lives. Having to travel more, yet seeing less of each parent or having to participate in different activities like special needs daycare or other after-school programs can be difficult and disruptive. Here are some tips to help your child as you resolve your divorce.

Custody of a special-needs child: things to know

Anybody who has gone through the divorce process realizes that it's both challenging and confusing at times. This is even more so the case when you have at least one child with your spouse.

Taking this one step further, raising a child with special needs, especially after divorce, is easier said than done. This calls for a variety of additional considerations, all of which are meant to ensure the child's well-being.

How detailed should my property valuation be?

Typically, a divorce that involves the division of high-value assets is going to prove complicated. And if you are a business owner, you will have the extra responsibility of submitting a summary of your company's worth. But in doing so, you will need to decide just how detailed a summary is needed for your set of circumstances.