Posted on July 27th, 2011
In recent years, more and more fathers have been gaining full custody of their children, thereby increasing the number of single father households in the country.
In Texas, it has been estimated that 6 out of every 100 households are headed by single fathers. This is almost a 14 percent increase from 2000. Other states, like Maryland, Wisconsin, California, and Michigan also show a significant increase in single father households.
This rise in fathers gaining full custody of their children has largely been attributed to increased career opportunities for women and a cultural trend for fathers becoming more involved in their children’s lives. Also, old court room adages, such as the “tender years presumption,” which claimed that mothers are better at caring for young children, have been thrown out. Fathers now stand a much better chance of winning full custody of their children than they did in previous decades.
If you or someone you love is involved in a child custody battle, please contact the Houston child custody attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151 to learn how we can help you.
Posted on July 21st, 2011
Domestic violence can occur in many forms, and, often, domestic violence does not just involve adults. Today, teenagers across the country are involved in intimate relationships, even living with their boyfriend or girlfriend at a young age, and some of them are being abused.
According to the U.S. Department of Justice, the most vulnerable group to domestic violence are women who are ages 16-24. Other reports have shown that parents do not talk to their children about teen dating violence because they do not think that it will happen to them, even though the rate of teen dating violence is nearly triple that of the rate of domestic violence among adults.
When in a relationship, there are signs to look for to know that a partner is abusive. One sign is if the partner checks their boyfriend or girlfriend’s cell phone or email without permission. An explosive temper and an attempt to isolate their partner from their family or friends are also tell-tale signs of abuse.
If you or someone you love is being physically or emotionally abused by a loved one, please contact the Houston domestic violence lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on July 13th, 2011
The rate of divorce in the military plateaued in 2010, which is good news for those in the military because it means that the rate is no longer steadily rising as it had been since 2001.
The main cause for divorce in the military is that the partners of those in the military have high expectations when their partner comes home that her or she often has difficulty living up to. This strain on the relationship often leads military marriages to end in divorce.
Programs have been created to help military couples stay together by offering support and counseling. One study found that military couples who attend marriage support programs specifically designed for those in the military have a 33 percent lower chance of divorce than those who do not attend such programs.
If you or someone you love is in the military or married to someone in the military and would like a divorce, please contact the Houston military divorce lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on July 6th, 2011
Researchers at the University of Iowa recently released a study that showed a correlative link between teen sex and the rate of divorce among women.
According to the research, which consisted of surveys given to more than 3,000 women who had been married at least once, 31 percent of women who had sex for the first time during their adolescence were divorced within five years of getting married. 47 percent of these women were divorced from their husbands within ten years.
Women who had sex before the age of 16 or who had unwanted sex during adolescence were twice as likely to divorce from their partner at some point. Dr. Anthony Paik, who conducted this research, stated that other variables were controlled for during the study and that teen sex showed to be a factor in divorce.
If you or someone you love is in the process of getting divorced, please contact the Houston divorce attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.