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June 2016 Archives

Parents could face new penalty for delinquent support payments

If you are a father who has child support obligations, it is possible you have had trouble maintaining your payments. This is a very common problem, and unfortunately, the potential penalties of missing your payments in Texas just got harsher.

Dividing jewelry during divorce requires careful consideration

If you are involved in a high-asset divorce, you are likely aware of how complicated the process of property and asset division can be. The fact is, you and your spouse may have acquired a large volume of valuable items over the years and it is important that everything is accounted for and assigned a dollar value. And often, the jewelry that comes into a couple's possession during a marriage can be worth a great deal.

How can I make vacation time with my child run smoothly?

There is very little in life that makes children happier than summer vacation. And who can blame them? With long days and no school, the summer allows for all kinds of fun. And if you are a divorced parent, you may be anticipating having more time to spend with your children. You may even have some special plans to make this one of the best summers ever.

June is a month to celebrate strides in the LGBT community

While the month of June marks the transition from spring to summer, it is also Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Pride Month. Recently, the White House released a proclamation credited to and signed by President Barack Obama.

Father's Day took long road to recognition

The third Sunday of every June is set aside for a very special observance: Father's Day. It's the day when fathers are acknowledged, appreciated and perhaps even treated to some gifts or a nice dinner. Like Mother's Day, Father's Day has been an American tradition for over a century. For some reason, it took far longer for Father's Day to become a legally recognized holiday.

Possibility of deployment should not affect custody agreement

It is no overstatement to say that the men and women of the armed services make a bounty of sacrifices for their country. Sometimes these sacrifices include the stability of their family lives. And if a military couple finds they can no longer make things work, they may decide that a divorce is their best option. But if a couple has children, then there are custody issues that must be addressed.

Gatekeeping can seriously damage parent-child relationships

When a married couple divorces, they may harbor very deep resentments against one another. While this is unfortunate, it is a personal matter that each party can address in their own way. However, angry divorced couples should not allow their hostilities to affect their children. Sadly, sometimes an angry parent may try to undermine the other parent's relationship with his or her child.