A mother of three is battling her soon-to-be-ex-husband in a custody fight over their three children in a Houston court. The rather contentious battle got heated when she fired her attorney, asked the judge to remove himself from the case and tried to fire her children's attorney. The issue? She practices the Wiccan religion. Her estranged husband is Catholic and is suing for full custody based on her religious beliefs.
The Texas Supreme Court may provide residents additional self-representation litigation opportunities with its current consideration and possible approval of fill-in-the-blank legal forms. One of the self-help forms being vetted is called the "Divorce Kit-No Children, No Real Property" which would provide guidance for couples to file their own divorce. There are pros and cons to writing your own divorce decree or marriage termination settlement.
Actor Dennis Quaid's third wife filed for divorce and other family law temporary orders in Austin last week. The petition was filed in Travis County where Kimberly Buffington-Quaid was a real estate agent before they met. Dennis Quaid is originally from Houston. They were married for seven years.
Texas courts consider many different factors when determining the best interest of the child and awarding custody, visitation and creating parenting plans. They may include who has been the primary caregiver? What are the parenting abilities of each parent? Does one parent travel more than the other for business? Who does the child want to live with? Even whether or not a parent smokes has become a deciding factor recently.