Fathers of today in Texas now have a better chance of getting shared custody of their children after a divorce. According to one law professor, the evolving notions about the father's role in a child's life and social acceptance of divorce are two factors responsible for the higher rate at which family courts are awarding shared custody.
When Texas couples get a divorce, one of the parties may decide to keep the family home. There are essentially three ways the couple can do this. One is for the couple to keep the joint mortgage even though only one spouse keeps the home. The drawback is that if the spouse who keeps the home misses a payment, it could seriously damage the other spouse's credit rating.