Child custody is a bitter battle to fight under any circumstances. Nobody wants to argue with their spouse in an effort to prove to the courts which parent is better for the child's future. More importantly, nobody wants to be told by a judge that they have been deemed an unfit parent and that they will rarely get to see their child or children. Unfortunately for homosexual parents, this is not just a possibility, but a likelihood.
Whether it's a matter of asset division, child custody, child support or any combination thereof, divorce is bound to have a major impact on your life. Divorce can also free spouses from an unhappy marriage and provide a second chance at love and happiness. Yet, as of the beginning of 2014, some spouses in Texas still do not have this option.
While it may not be widely recognized as such, failure to pay child support in Texas can be a criminal offense. Individuals who fail to follow family court orders of any kind can find themselves on the wrong side of the law. For example, ignoring a restraining order or custody arrangement can lead to serious legal penalties.
People know that divorce will change their lives. It changes relationships with children, ownership of property and even relationships with other people. People who are unhappy in their marriage often go through divorce proceedings with this in mind, knowing that the changes can bring new beginnings and a fresh start. But one demographic of our country is currently learning that divorce may not be available to everyone.