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Shared parenting as an alternative to sole custody

Some Texas fathers who are going through a divorcestruggle to get custody of their children. Courts still tend to favor giving physical custody to mothers, but shared parenting is on the rise. This arrangement, in which children spend about the same amount of time with each parent, has been shown to be beneficial for children, and it is the usual practice in some countries such as Sweden and Australia. Several U.S. states have also passed laws that encourage shared parenting.

Establishing paternity in Texas

Establishing paternity is important to ensure that children receive adequate benefits such as Social Security, veterans' benefits, and health care. When a couple is unmarried, it can be established under Texas law if both parents sign a document called an Acknowledgement of Paternity. This makes the father who signed the document the legal father.

Ways to determine child support

For Dallas parents who are getting divorced, being informed about the different ways to achieve a child support agreement might be important. There are a few ways that this can be determined. These include negotiating themselves or through their respective lawyers, using one of the alternative dispute resolution methods or by having the court set the amount.

The reasons couples divorce have changed over the years

There are many reasons why a Texas marriage might come to an end. In many cases, disagreements over finances spark the discord, and they can become exacerbated when there is not enough income coming in to meet household expenses. This is particularly true when the main breadwinner becomes unemployed.

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