Excellent article in this month's Texas Bar Journal about nonmarital cohabitation agreements (or, as Ms. Pesoli calls them, "nonups"). Calling the nonmarital cohabitation agreement a "new kid in town" may be somewhat misleading; the only thing new is their application to same-sex Texas couples since Obergefell. Heterosexual couples have been using them for decades.
EVEN THE PARENT WHO HAD BEEN THE PRIMARY CARETAKER OF THE CHILDREN CAN LOSE THAT POSITION BY ENGAGING IN PARENTAL ALIENATION At the conclusion of trial, the trial judge emphasized that [Mother] had persisted and would likely continue to persist in preventing the children from having any chance at a relationship with their father. The judge further expressed doubt as to whether, if she were given the right to determine the children's primary residence, [Mother] would ever allo