When people get a divorce, they sometimes feel a certain amount of shame for having gone through such a difficult event. Despite the fact that a large percentage of people in Texas and across the country are divorced, the stigma attached can be too much for some people to deal with. In particular, people are often reticent to share details of any of the financial hardships that can come with a divorce. Experts say that this reluctance may be unhelpful and that, contrary to popular belief, it can actually be beneficial for a person to openly discuss their financial situation, in the right circumstances.
When two people share a child but not a relationship, determining child custody can be difficult. When a family law court creates a child custody order, parents trust that their child's other parent will honor it. They also assume that if the order is violated, they can rely on the police and courts to enforce it. However, several parents in one area of Texas say that they are having great difficulty getting their child's other parent to follow what they assumed was an already settled child custody agreement.