NBA Hall of Fame inductee Dennis Rodman was sentenced earlier this week to 104 hours of community service and three years stayed probation after being found guilty of not paying his child support. As long as he keeps up with his newly modified child support and alimony payments, he won't face any other consequences.
While many question the timing of the day-after-Facebook-went-public Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan marriage, experts say it was a brilliant move. Just like here in Galveston, Texas, community property laws are also recognized in California. Therefore, any money he made as a result of the initial public stock offering of Facebook the day before the wedding is his and his alone. Perhaps even the interest or growth of the stock after their wedding will belong solely to him because the original purchase of the stock was prior to their marriage.
Three Texas members of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee support federal legislation that would protect the child custody rights of military members. It is not uncommon for family law judges to take one's military service into consideration when making child custody decisions. If a parent is deployed, or has a chance of being deployed, it is sometimes enough to sway a judge's opinion of what is in the best interest of a child.
Is it possible for a Texas family law practice blog not to mention the Deion and Pilar Sanders divorce disaster? Probably not. In the months since the announcement that they were filing for divorce, the he said/she said rants and Twitter battles, abusive language ad mud-slinging came to a pinnacle last week. Deion's estranged wife and mother of three of this children was arrested last week at their Prosper, Texas, home for domestic assault.