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Child Support
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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Some Texas residents may be interested in restoring their pre-marital name after divorce. This may be done as part of the divorce order or at a subsequent time. The easiest way is by asking the court to include it when the marriage is dissolved. Once the order is handed down by the divorce court, an...
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Texas parents may not realize that child support and custody orders are not written in stone. They can be modified as the circumstances of parents and children change. Children grow up. When they’re in school, it may make more sense for them to live mostly with one parent, rather than rotating homes once a week....
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A Texas parent may wonder about the expenses that a child support order is meant to address. Each state establishes its own guidelines, and these affect the amount of support as courts use information about a parent’s income as well as the finances needed to maintain the standard of living of a child to the...
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