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When seeking such a ruling for your client, remember that Section 153.256 of the Texas Family Code provides that the court, in addition to considering the age, developmental status, circumstances, needs, and best interest of the child, the court may consider the circumstances of the parents as well as “any other relevant factor.”
June 27, 2019 at 06:00 AM
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In 2017, 25 states considered legislation to move away from traditional parenting schedules and toward equal or shared possession schedules. In 2018 and 2019, Texas lawmakers proposed bills allowing for equal possession of children for parents of divorce.
Shared parenting is slowly increasing nationwide, with Kentucky becoming the first state in 2018 to establish a legal presumption in favor of equal possession of the children. Many studies have been globally conducted which establish that children benefit significantly from shared parenting, and that they fare better physically, mentally, academically and socially compared with those children who experience a more traditional, unequal custody arrangement.
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