Two East Texas women were recently convicted of kidnapping. This complicated case involved the two women apparently kidnapping an 8-month-old baby and hiding him until he was 8 years old. The case took an interesting turn when the two women claimed that they bought the baby from his mother for $200 and therefore had obtained child custody of the boy.While the defense attorney argued that the child's birth mother did not show any concern for the child, the prosecution determined that the two women kept the boy out of the public eye because they knew they did not have any legal rights to him. The women did not get the child the appropriate vaccinations, enroll him in school or take him to the dentist. The jury considered these actions a contradiction to the women's claims that they cared for the child properly.
Former football and baseball player Deion Sanders won a major victory in a Texas court concerning the child custody terms of his ongoing divorce. Sanders has been locked in a bitter divorce with his former wife, with whom he has three children.A Collin County judge recently ruled in Sanders' favor, allowing him and his former wife to share custody of their children, as well as granting Sanders complete control over decisions pertaining to the children's education, living arrangements and athletic activities. All other parenting decisions will be shared jointly between Sanders and his former wife. Sanders' ex-spouse previously had control over decisions concerning the children's education.
As international travel has become easier and expanding technologies have made interacting with different cultures more accessible, there has been an increase in dual-citizenship marriages. When Texas couples with parties from different countries decide to get divorced, their dual-citizenship can cause a variety of legal complications. A recent source explained that international divorce comes with a myriad of issues to consider. Some countries have vastly different laws and views on women's rights and property division. In some cases, money is the least of the divorcing couple's concerns. International divorce can also become extremely contentious and volatile when children are added to the equation.