For many divorcing couples in Texas, the process of separating is not without struggles, disagreements, compromise and sacrifice. In many instances, one or both people are required to give up a desired outcome for one that appeals to the needs and wants of both parties. Often, circumstances become increasingly challenging and hostile when a couple has had children together. 

This was the case in a recent incident of domestic violence in central Indiana after a couple’s pending divorce was tied to a henious crime in which the mother killed her two young children. Court records showed that the children’s father had filed for divorce from his wife only hours before the slayings. After her family was asleep, the woman killed both her 7-year-old son and her 3-year-old daughter before attempting to stab herself. All the while, her husband was downstairs sleeping. Throughout the course of investigations into why the woman killed her children, she had told authorities that her husband had filed for divorce and was planning to take their children. She did not want him to have the children so she opted to kill them. She was recently sentenced to 120 years in prison. 

If couples are facing a divorce and are working to determine custody arrangements and child support, they may wish to work with an experienced attorney. This option may allow them to receive guidance throughout the process of creating, negotiating and finalizing important documents and agreements related to the care of their children. 

Source: cbsnews.com, “Mom who killed kids hours after husband filed for divorce is sentenced to 120 years,” Mar. 19, 2018