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Establishing paternity for out-of-wedlock children

The author of a study published in the journal 'Human Nature" explored the reasons why men voluntary establish paternity when they are not wed to their children's mothers and the effects on kids when paternity is not established. This information might be valuable to Texas residents since there are nearly 750,000 infants born each year that go home from the hospital without legal paternity being established.

What options are available for embryos in a divorce

As many Texas couples know, family planning can sometimes become challenging when issues with fertility exist. To confront this issue, some turn to in vitro fertilization in an attempt to become parents. However, there instances where the couple decides to part ways after the embryos have been frozen but not yet implanted in the mother. In those cases, the questions arise about who the embryos belong to and what can be done with them. These are difficult questions to face, and to answer them, some couples might even end up having to go to court.

Obama's rule regarding child support remains unaffected

Texas parents may be interested to learn that a regulation put in place by former President Barack Obama regarding the collection of child support payments from incarcerated parents has not yet been affected by the new administration. The rule, which took effect on Jan. 19, requires states to set more realistic child support amounts for parents who are incarcerated and cannot meet their obligations.

Robin Thicke loses custody of son over spanking allegations

Texas residents may have heard about the custody battle that is going on between 'Blurred Lines" singer Robin Thicke and his ex-partner Paula Patton. The estranged couple has been fighting over custody of their 6-year-old son. On Jan. 26, a judge dismissed Thicke's petition for temporary sole custody and issued a restraining order that will prevent Thicke from going near his son, Patton or Patton's mother.

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