In our last post we discussed the fact that alimony is one of the most contentious issues that can arise in a divorce. Although alimony is often relegated to high net worth divorces or divorces involving longstanding marriages, a much more common issue to arise in many divorces is the issue of child custody. Children are often caught in the middle during a divorce and become a “pawn” for warring spouses to injure each other. That is why it is important to hire a divorce attorney who can provide compassionate support for your child custody issues to avoid any unnecessary emotional harm for the children.
Child custody will likely be an issue in the high profile pending divorce of model Heidi Klum and singer Seal. The couple has been together for around eight years and has three children together. It is unclear who will obtain custody of the couple’s three children because Seal is rumored to have an explosive temper and Heidi’s TV-show hosting career spans the globe. Despite spending much of her time in California, the former model currently hosts Germany’s Next Top Model and Project Runway, which is filmed in New York.
For couples in Texas, the job duties of a parent are just one of the many factors that go into a child custody or visitation order. The Texas Family Code is designed to make decisions with the child’s best interests in mind. It is important to have an experienced divorce attorney on your side who can explain the process and keep your children’s interests in mind during the process.
Source: Daily Mail, “Will they reconcile? Now Heidi Klum emerges with her wedding ring still on after marriage split,” Sarah Bull, Nadia Mendoza, Jan. 26, 2012