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July 2012 Archives

Jail time works for some Texas parents late with child support

Is sending a Texas parent to jail for failure to pay child support a good idea? Some analysts think incarcerating a mother or father is an extreme punishment for parents who may have the motivation, but not the ability, to make things right.

Texas spouse convicted of bribing judge over child custody

The wife of a Texas man supported her spouse's child custody case by bribing a judge, according to a Collin County jury. The 56-year-old defendant could be imprisoned for life for bribery, money laundering and organized crime.

Dallas mother says she did not advertise a baby for sale

A North Dallas mother recently lost physical custody of her 4-month-old son after an apartment manager found the child alone in the woman's home. Authorities arrested and jailed the 26-year-old mother on child abandonment charges. Child Protective Services has now has custody.

NBA dad asks court for emergency custody order

Family courts in Texas and elsewhere consider changes in child custody agreements when current custody orders are unfavorable to, or endanger, the welfare of a child. Pro basketball player Dwyane Wade recently asked a court in his home state to terminate his ex-wife's visitation rights following her arrest for violating the couple's child custody arrangement.