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How a fathers' rights attorney can help with a custody dispute

It is common for fathers to experience a higher amount of distress than mothers when they are attempting to have their parental rights preserved in the event of a divorce. Many people have believed for years that the mother is the parent that children should be placed with when parents are separating. While this is what many believe, things have started to change and fathers are being seen as equal to mothers.

What is considered community property?

During marriage, a couple may accumulate several assets that may be divided in the event of a divorce. This process can become a difficult one, especially if one spouse feels as if specific property is theirs and that it should not be divided. Despite what one spouse may want, each state has laws that decide how property division works during a divorce.

How military pensions and benefits are divided after a divorce

Certain aspects of divorce are already difficult if the two parties are civilians, but when one spouse is in the military, specific issues can present just as much, if not more, difficulty. During a divorce, the division of assets and property will be discussed. When it comes time to discuss the division of retirement benefits, those going through a military divorce may find that their military pension is subject to being divided between them and their spouse just as it would be if it were a civilian divorce.

Law says father's rights may not be considered in cases of rape

When a man and a woman have a child together, both parties have rights when it comes to custody of the child. In many cases, fathers experience more difficulty with gaining custody, as they may have to prove parentage before they can even seek to obtain any form of custody. Along with proving paternity, the court may also consider several factors before custody is granted to the father, but even then, custody is not a guarantee. Although men have rights and are allowed to pursue custody of their child, a new law says that fathers' rights s may not be considered in cases of rape.

How service of process can affect a military divorce

When it comes to military divorces, they are almost as simple as a civilian divorce. When two civilians decide to divorce, they deal with the issue of dividing assets, child custody, alimony and more. These issues are experienced by members of the military as well. Before any member of the military or their spouse can file for divorce, they need to examine the military divorce laws, as they can slow the process of divorce, especially if the couple are not familiar with how things work.

What are custody issues mothers face?

Custody disputes can be traumatic for all parties involved. Not only has a marriage or relationship ended, but now everyone has to deal with the issue of child custody, which may cause even more damage for the parents and the child than the divorce.

Why getting a prenuptial agreement will protect your assets

Getting a divorce is never easy, but when it is a high net worth divorce, it can be especially difficult. High asset divorces involve disputes about the division of assets, child support and alimony and spousal support that may not always end with all parties receiving what they wanted. Even though these types of divorces lead to multiple disputes, these disagreements can easily be avoided if the necessary steps are taken prior to the two people entering the marriage.

How do sole and joint-managing conservatorships differ?

Couples experiencing a divorce who have children have more to figure out than how assets will be divided. In these situations, placement for the children is one of the most important things to be decided during the separation process. Along with child custody being determined by the court, sole-managing conservatorship or joint-sole conservatorship is also assigned to one of both parents.

How the amount of child support is determined in Texas

When any two people are getting divorced and there is a child involved, both child custody and child support need to be determined. It is not an easy process, but the ultimate goal is to determine a situation that works best for the child and allows them to maintain a relationship with each parent.

Same-sex marriage receives Supreme Court's attention

The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments on same-sex marriage. In Texas, gay marriages are currently banned. All of the courts await a decision by the Supreme Court, expected in June.

At oral arguments, the first question was whether banning gay marriage is unconstitutional. One justice was concerned by the prospect of this decision being made by the Court rather than by the residents of each state. When an attorney representing states with gay marriage bans suggested that gay marriage would reduce the number of heterosexual marriages, most of the justices disagreed. The chief justice suggested that the issue may not be sexual orientation at all but rather sexual discrimination because a ban means that an individual is not allowed to marry a specific other individual because of their gender.