In Texas everything is bigger, including the abuses of the court evidently. One man was jailed after his inability to pay spousal support and attorneys fees for the Con Artist who tricked him into a marriage while she was already married ! Thats bigamy and it’s illegal but under Texas law the judge ruled he has to pay her support and attorneys fees.
Family court reform is making slow progress in Texas with an equal parenting bill that passed but was then not heard.
“Reducing incentive for parents to fight over children should be a priority in Texas. Equal Shared Parenting laws overwhelmingly and on a bi partisan basis passed out of the Texas House this past session but never made it to the floor. Children should be able to have access and love from both fit parents, and parents should not have incentive to fight with their children’s lives and instead have to practice equal shared parenting. This would reduce the factual devastating effects on children that this fighting and parental alienation causes because parents will be forced to share costs and parenting instead of parents using their children as pawns to get a little more parenting time to hurt their ex or to be able to get more child support or be awarded legal fees for their lawyers.”
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