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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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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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Sadly, individuals sometimes experience a major setback when it comes to their employment. Sometimes, this setback takes the form of a pay cut or being moved to a job with a lower pay rate. Sometimes, this income drop is the outright loss of one’s job, through things such as layoffs. Employment setbacks can be particularly...
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Many times, even after a parent has obtained a court order as part of a divorce decree mandating that the non-custodial parent pay child support, the non-custodial parent fails to make the required payments. Some Texas parents are unaware of what they can do in order to enforce a previously issued child support order against...
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While Texas courts have guidelines in place for determining child support amounts, there are several factors that are considered. In general, the custodial parent is entitled to receive child support payments from the non-custodial parent to help support the child or children they share. In addition to net income from work (the income after taxes,...
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Parents in Texas may benefit from learning more about the basics of child support orders as described by the state’s Office of the Attorney General. According to the OAG, many people are unaware that noncustodial parents can open child support cases by applying online or calling and requesting an application. Afterwards, the child support office...
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Even if someone in Texas has a court order that requires them to pay child support or share visitation with a child, they may not follow the order. In these cases, the person seeking to have the order followed may bring the issue before the court and have the individual not following the order held...
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