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Texas parents anticipating divorce should keep a cool head

The months leading up to a divorce can be a time of emotional turmoil. Couples in Houston on the brink of divorce may be very angry with each other, leading to heated arguments and rash decisions that could affect them during the divorce process and beyond, especially when it comes to child custody. There are ways, however, spouses anticipating a divorce can protect their interests through maintaining a cool head.

What issues do business owners face in a high value divorce?

Some married couples in Texas are also business partners. They both may have put a lot of hard work into ensuring their business is successful. Oftentimes, a family business is the most valuable asset a couple owns. Therefore, should the couple decide to divorce, they may want to see that they are treated fairly when it comes to property division and the business they have cultivated for years through the sweat of their brow.

Addressing the needs of Texas children and parents after divorce

When it comes to child custody under the Texas Family Code, the phrase "full custody" is not used. Instead, the law uses the term "conservatorship" and addresses how each parent's right to spend time with their child is allocated. Sometimes, only one parent has this right. Other times, the parents each independently hold this right, or the child's parents share. Some of the rights most parents may be concerned with is where their child will live, whether they will be granted child support and who will have primary child custody.

When may a father contest the adoption of his child?

Generally, for a child in Texas to be adopted, both of the child's parents must consent to the adoption. This can be an issue if the child's biological father is not married to the child's mother, and the child's mother wants to give the child up for adoption. Fathers in this situation may want to object to the adoption. However, in order to do so, paternity must be established, and the father must show he is committed to raising the child.

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