Child Custody

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Galveston Officials Give Up Fight over Great Dane, But Are Still Mum About Cruelty Investigation

    A Great Dane at the center of a custody dispute between an animal welfare group and Galveston County Officials has been formally awarded to the welfare group, according to a lawyer for the New York-based Lexus Project. Unfortunately, Nina -- who was brought injured and bloody to the Galveston Count ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Weird-Ass Parental Rights Case Resolved: Judge Rules That Kids' Mom is Legally Their, uh, Mom

    One of the strangest custody cases in memory has been resolved in favor of a biological mother of twins, whose father had argued that the woman was simply a surrogate and had no parental rights. Marvin McMurrey III had argued that his gal-pal Cindy Close was not genetically related to the twins sh ... More >>

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    February 14, 2012

    Jerry Sandusky's Wife Nearly Runs Over a Reporter (w/ VIDEO)

    It's been awhile since we've had a Jerry Sandusky update, and frankly since there's no Web site that's able to track his whereabouts GPS-style (at least not one that we as citizens have access to), it's probably best for everyone that when news breaks regarding the alleged pedophile that I volunteer ... More >>

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    April 20, 2011

    Cover Story: Kidnapped by Family

    ​Fourteen-year-old Andrew Mosier disappeared from his Houston home in August 2010. Two months prior, his uncle Doug Lazell, in violation of custody orders, took the boy to Colorado, an incident for which he now faces a felony charge of unlawful restraint. Presumably, Lazell took his nephew to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2009

    A Lottery Winner And A County Judge Candidate Equals A Reprimand

    Oopsie, Peggy Sue, you've got some 'splaining to do. Brazoria County judge wannabe Peggy Sue Bittick, a family court attorney in Pearland, violated a Texas State Bar rule when she failed to return more than $7,000 to a client who had paid her in advance to represent him in a child custody case. Th ... More >>

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    June 18, 2009
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    October 30, 2008

    A Mainstream Mormon's Test of Faith

    Seven months have passed since the polygamist raid in Eldorado, but the effects linger

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    October 21, 2004
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    October 7, 2004

    The Prince of Perjury Palace

    In court, the truth didn't matter -- he got his child anyway

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    May 25, 2000

    Transferring assets

    Two teens are shuttled back and forth across the country as their mother and father (belatedly) fight over who gets to keep them

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    April 20, 2000

    Absent a Mother

    A judge says Karen Shrader can't see or talk to her children because she's a bad influence. Shrader says any “bad influence” comes from the application of her ex-husband's deep pockets to the East Texas legal system.

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Sarofim II: The Next (De)Generation

    In the latest divorce donnybrook, things didn't go better with coke

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    March 4, 1999
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    February 25, 1999
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    November 19, 1998
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    May 21, 1998

    Little Girl Lost?

    Brittany Ann Corcoran, age seven, went "missing" for seven months. She resurfaced with a case of head lice, holes in her socks and nothing settled about what has been and what will become of her...

  • News

    February 26, 1998

    Fighting for Franklin

    A white lawyer has him. His grandmother wants him back

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    January 18, 1996

    In the Child's Best Interest

    A legal technicality sent Donnie and DeAnne Fitts to a Houston court seeking to adopt Justin and Jacob Baker - again. Twelve jurors agreed that outcome would be the best for the children. Judge Bill Henderson didn't quite see it that way.

  • News

    January 4, 1996

    Ritalin on Trial

    While some Houston parents fight what they charge is "a river of Ritalin" running through the schools, one father has gone to court to try to prove that, for his son, Ritalin use is Ritalin abuse.