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What if I don't like my children's paternal grandparents?

You and your spouse tried your best, but the conflicts caused by his parents wore you down. Even after you had a child, nothing got better. In fact, you believe things became more frustrating, because his parents always wanted to tell you what you were doing wrong.

Paternity testing can give you evidence of parenthood

Unmarried couples are in an interesting position when it comes to separating. Their children may not have their father's last name, and they may not even be legally recognized as his. That's why it's encouraged to seek out a paternity test if you are not positive that you are the father of children in your relationship or if you are not married.

Let adoption help you grow your family

Families are made up in many ways, from those raising their own biological children to those who are raising their grandchildren as their own children. Whether you're a young parent or old parent, don't have children yet or plan to have kids in the future, adoption may still be on your mind.

Reduce conflict to help your children through divorce

Kids often have a hard time when they have to go through a divorce with their parents. Sometimes, they feel like they have to take sides, especially if the parents haven't been good about avoiding conflict, and instead, fighting in front of their children.

Worried about finances? You may want to seek spousal support

You have been with your spouse for over a decade, but you weren't surprised when they approached you for a divorce. Over the last few years, they've become unhappier by the day. You don't believe it came down to anything you did or didn't do, but instead, was because they wanted to move on.

Change made protects agency's right to religious adoptions

In an interesting move by the current presidential administration, religious adoption and foster-care providers have received protections. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently granted one faith-based agency in South Carolina a religious exemption, which could impact other agencies across the country.

Be on the lookout for these warning signs of divorce

Being married is not easy. There needs to be a lot of give and take, sacrifice and emotional support for each other. When a marriage struggles, you have the option of seeking help from a therapist. When this doesn't work and things continue to go downhill you need to start considering divorce. Be on the lookout for these warning signs of divorce in your marriage.

Can I receive court orders for grandparents' visitation?

Grandparents do not automatically have the right to spend time with their grandchildren as a general rule of thumb. The parents must approve of the grandparents' visitations in order for them to occur. Nevertheless, in certain unique scenarios, a Texas family law court might intervene to ensure that the children can spend time with their grandparents.

Can I move out of the house with my kids?

When you're preparing for your divorce process, if you and your spouse have children together, you shouldn't simply move out with your children – no matter what kind of agreement or arrangement you've made with your spouse. Any kind of preemptive move (either away from your children or with your children) from the primary residence may not bode well for you during your child custody proceedings.

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