Daily Archives: February 13, 2019

child violence
When a marriage fails and eventually leads to divorce, one important question arises: who will take custody of the child? At times, guardianship, or conservatorship as used in Texas family law, is a longer and more emotional process than divorce. It already involves the children; And most often, this brings problems to the whole being of the child.  In Texas, according to Findlaw.com, there are two kinds of conservatorship; the joint managing conservatorship and the sole managing conservatorship. The first one is where both parents are still given the full rights to take care of their child. The last one is where only one parent is given the right of conservatorship. Why does the court decide to grant the sole custody to one parent? There are as much reasons as you can think but it can be summarized it in four main reasons. The first one is when one of the parents has been involved in violence or has neglected the child in the past. Second, being associated with different vices such as drugs and alcohol or having criminal history can eliminate the granting of child custody. Third, absence in bringing up the child or abandonment can also be one of the grounds for not allowing guardianship. And lastly, child custody is affected when parents have differences in their beliefs on certain matters when these differences lead into a clash. Four separate reasons but one thing is common, and it is abuse. Violence, criminal involvement, abandonment, and conflict of beliefs between parents cause the child to have a messed up environment. In reference to Texas law, domestic violence happens when a member of a family causes harm, assault, or injury, which may include physical, mental, or emotional abuse, to another member of the same family. The Texas family court delivers […]

Texas Family Law: How can Abuse Affect Child Custody?

Spying on spouse
No matter how you put it, a divorce is not going to be easy, nor will it be anywhere near fun. Imagine, all the hard work and effort you exerted into your marriage just down the drain? That would just seem like a waste. There are countless possible causes to why a marriage comes to a divorce. Especially if it was caused by cheating, money gambling, spending problems, substance addiction, abuse, etc. However, even despite all the suspicions that may arise during this rocky times, you should never ever attempt to spy on your spouse, because whatever you do might be used against you when your divorce is up on the court facing trial. Spousal Spying is Wrong Texas Law counts spousal spying as an illegal act that may result in charges banking on invasion of privacy. Even if some of these look harmless, they can be counted as privacy invasion and may be used against you by not being accepted into court because it was wrongly acquired. Below is a list of what constitutes as spying: Monitoring your social media accounts Hiring a private investigator to follow you Tracking your vehicle through GPS Watching you via video surveillance Checking your calls, messages, and mail without permission Recording your calls via bugging your device Looking at and counterchecking your phone bill Unusually following you around Spying on Spouses is becoming a Trend A trend here does not mean that it’s being done by everyone, but it almost has. Since technology and mass media is at everyone’s fingers, almost nothing is impossible today. Keeping track of someone’s whereabouts might not be alarming, but for it to be used against you would rather be unusual and bordering on stalker-like tendencies, even if that was not supposed to be the case.  Suspecting that […]

Don’t Succumb to Spousal Spying