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January 2014 Archives

Advocates pushing for equal custody laws

Some parents in Texas are able to reach a child custody agreement on their own. But when parents cannot agree, a judge decides what living arrangement is in the child's best interest. The court makes this decision by weighing a set of statutory factors against evidence presented by the parties' attorneys.

Study examines why 'red' states have higher divorce rates

Though seemingly paradoxical, a new study conducted by the University of Texas and the University of Iowa suggests that the divorce rate is higher among religiously conservative Protestants even though this demographic values the institution of marriage.

Texas father facing six months in jail over child support error

The state of Texas takes child support very seriously. In fact, overdue child support can lead to jail time, as one father found out the hard way after a clerical error resulted in him facing a six months jail sentence.