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Child Support
Marriage may not be for you, but perhaps you and your partner still want to have children. It’s a common occurrence these days among adults, as many are putting off nuptials until they get older, or just aren’t interested in participating in the institution of marriage in general. But say, for example, that things just...
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In Texas, child support is a fact of life for 1 in 4 children, according to stats from the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division (CSD). In 2016 alone, the CSD collected more than $4 billion in child support for 957,000 Texas families. That’s a lot! And because child support is such a far-reaching issue,...
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As part of your divorce, you and your ex were given a court-ordered arrangement, and a significant part of that decision was probably child support payments. Many parents are dependent on this money from their ex to help them provide for their child. So when the party who is responsible to make child support payments...
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If you have doubts regarding who is a child’s biological father, then getting a court order for establishing paternity can be critical. This is true whether you believe you are the father of a child or you are a child’s mother and want to legally identify the father. However, before you do this, there are...
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If the judge determined that you’d have reasonable visitation rights to see your child after a divorce, you may be concerned about exactly what this means. Who determines what is reasonable and how often will you get to see your child? What you should know is that the court is trying to restrict you as...
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According to data from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2011, mothers in Texas and elsewhere are statistically less likely to pay child support when they are the noncustodial parent. Contrary to popular belief, 32.1 percent of noncustodial mothers do not pay any child support while only 25 percent of noncustodial fathers do not make the...
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Texas parents may be interested in some information on how bankruptcy affects a person’s child support obligations. For those receiving support payments, this may make a huge difference in their ability to care for their children. When a court enters a child support order, it is difficult to anticipate what the future holds. Sometimes, financial...
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Although some Texas residents may dream of an opulent lifestyle from time to time, expenses being considered in the divorce case of billionaire Ken Griffin may seem extreme. The spending of Griffin and his ex-wife during the marriage is reported to have been at least $1 million each month for the couple’s children. Court filings...
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Texas residents may be interested in the legal trouble that one television personality is finding himself in after he allegedly failed to make over $1 million in child support payments. Prosecutors are pursuing possible felony charges against him in connection with the delinquent payments. Atlanta police officers arrested VH1 reality TV star Steven Jordan, otherwise...
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Texas parents may have a general understanding that child support obligations end when the child reaches the age of 18. However, in certain situations, child support can end before the age of majority is reached, like when a teenager declares himself or herself emancipated and financially independent of the parents. In other situations, child support...
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