On behalf of The Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, PC posted in Child Custody on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Any child custody case in Texas can be complicated and contentious if both parents are seeking custody of the child. When one or both parents is prominent in the community and is known, it is even harder to determine the facts and come to a decision. Regardless of who is involved, child custody will be decided based on the law and the circumstances of the case. This is true whether there is joint custody, sole custody or another agreement sought.

The political commentator Alex Jones is embroiled in a custody battle with his ex-wife over their three children. The couple got their divorce in 2015 and the children, two girls ages 9 and 12 and one son age 14, have lived with their mother since then. Jones is controversial because of his conspiracy theories. Jones was also recently accused of making threats against members of Congress and for making derogatory and inflammatory statements about celebrities. In the custody dispute, his former wife argues that he is unstable, but according to his attorney, Jones’ over-the-top persona is just an act.

Jones’ ex-wife asserts that there is no difference between the public and private person and she requests that she be granted sole or joint custody of their children. A jury is in the process of being selected to decide on the case. Jones, a Texan, has a significant following and has interviewed and been praised by the president. He is remarried and his new wife is expecting a child.

There are numerous factors that go into child custody decisions. If one of the parents is known to the public, this can be a significant part of the way the case is decided. For those who are having a child custody case of their own, legal assistance is paramount to resolve the situation.

Source: mystatesman.com, “In Travis County custody case, jury will search for real Alex Jones,” Jonathan Tilove, April 16, 2017