Family law issues are often complex and intricate, even for judges. In some cases, judges are under even more scrutiny when it comes to matters of family law, given the public nature of their duties. Such is the case for the only family court judge in Montgomery, Texas, who is seeking to seal his own paternity records in a case that has gotten a fair amount of publicity.
Disputes involving the custody of a child are often distressing and emotionally exhausting for all involved. That appears to be especially true in a case that has lasted for more than two years and has spanned two continents. The child custody dispute concerns a Texas mother and a French father fighting in multiple courts over their now 12-year-old son.
There is a growing trend in family law and child custody issues within some Texas homes these days. For a variety of reasons, grandparents are assuming full responsibility for raising their grandchildren. For many of these people, child custody and child support are temporary. But for others, the arrangement is permanent.