Families go through all kinds of changes in their lifetimes. People marry and divorce. Custody arrangements have to be made. Children are born or adopted. People die. In Texas, family law aims to ensure the preservation of the well-being of all members of a family unit. Recently, however, several states including Texas have been considering whether there should be any difference in these laws when a family involves a same-sex couple.
For anyone, being separated from one's partner, children or parents is likely to be a difficult emotional experience. However, for those San Antonio residents serving in the military and their families, separation is often a way of life.
In cases where a woman is granted primary custody of a child or children after a divorce, non-custodial fathers are typically given visitation rights so that they can still take part in the growth and development of their children. Failure of the law to firmly impose these child custody court orders can result in one party's rights being compromised.
Texas couples in the throes of strong mutual attraction are rarely thinking about the possible end of their relationship. In fact, just the opposite is true if they are planning for a happy future together by virtue of marriage. Some marriages end in divorce, however, and the change symbolizes a good thing and a fresh start.