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Texas judge's Facebook post stirs trouble in custody case

gavel.jpgThere's been a very public and highly-charged custody case going on in Texas regarding a transgender child that has conservative lawmakers and action groups in an uproar. We've discussed the many twists and turns in this case before -- but a new incident has now thrown the case back into the spotlight prematurely -- and illustrates some of the dangers of trying a custody case in modern times.

How a Texas child custody case spotlights transgender issues

iStock-516294624.jpgTexas has captured the nation's attention -- albeit involuntarily -- when it comes to the rights of transgender children due to a custody case that has been setting the tone for what can happen when two parents disagree very deeply on what's best for their child.

Distance doesn't mean you have to disconnect from your kids

distance.pngAfter a divorce, it isn't uncommon for parents to end up some distance from each other. One parent may be pursuing a career to make life better for his or her children while the other parent thinks that it is more important to stick close to family, friends and other sources of support. Naturally, parents who are a distance from their children worry that they're going to lose those precious parent-child bonds.

How can you make shared custody workable?

Shared-Custody.jpgShared custody is rapidly becoming favored by judges in family courts everywhere -- but parents are often leery about making it work. After all, it's hard to envision working with your ex-spouse on a regular basis (even if it is for the benefit of the children) when you can't stand to be under the same roof together.

Avoiding the 'Disneyland Dad' syndrome

DisneylandDad.jpgWhen you got divorced, you probably promised yourself that despite your busy schedule that made it impossible for you to handle equal custody of the kids that you wouldn't be one of those "Disneyland Dads" who swept in on the odd weekend for a great time -- then turned the real parenting over to your children's mother.

Accolades & Achievements

Brandon, Karen, Michael, Megan Are Proud To Have Achieved The Following Legal Accolades for Exemplary Legal Service.

*Karen Marvel was recognized in Texas Monthly in 2008-2019 as a Texas Super Lawyer by Texas Super Lawyers (a Thomson Reuters service)

**Karen Marvel is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization