Daily Archives: September 16, 2020

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The purpose of child support is to ensure that a child is taken care of. This is a social value that tracks from the idea that all children are inherently innocent (true) and thus deserve to be supported even if it creates hardships for the parents. However, some situations create results that are so egregious that this philosophy NEEDS to be altered. Take for example, the case of Nick Olivas. At the age of 14, he was statutorily raped by a 20 year old woman who later became pregnant and had his child. 10 years later at the age of […]

Forced Child Support for Rape Victims

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These days, interracial marriages are common and a divorce is sometimes unavoidable. You can’t help but wonder if it’s possible to get a divorce when your spouse is in another country. Like for instance, you are an American citizen residing in Texas and you married someone from Spain, and you did the ceremony in Texas but you decided to live in Spain. After a while, things get sour and you want a divorce. How can you go through the process of getting a divorce when your spouse is in another country? Since the ceremony was done in the United States, […]

Getting a Divorce When Your Spouse is a Resident of Another Country

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The old alimony tax rules of Texas that have been used for decades became ineffective last January 1, 2019. Under the new tax code of the state, alimony will not be counted as tax-deductible payments for the paying spouse. It will not be part of the taxable income for the receiving spouse as well. This resulted from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017. However, these new rules will not affect divorces and separations that are already existing. At the onset, it seems like spouses will end up keeping less money from alimony payments, regardless if they are […]

Important Things Under the New Alimony Tax Rules in Texas

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Teenage Parents and Former Foster Youth Parents   Teenage parents, those under the age of 18, can become involved with CPS as a child, as a parent, or both. For children under the age of 18, CPS becomes involved if the child is being abused or neglected, and as a parent CPS becomes involved if the parent are neglecting or abusing their child.   Just like any parent, teenage parents are responsible for keeping their child safe. Everything in the guide applies to teenagers as parents, and teenage parents can have their children removed. Because you are a teenager, your […]

CPS Parent Resource Guide Part 13: Special Topics

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First impressions last. And in family court, impressions do happen to have some bearing on how your case goes. To help you out in your family court proceedings, it would be good to keep a few things in mind so as to make and maintain that good impression. Look Presentable When people look at you, the first thing that they’ll see would be the way you look. And the way you present yourself says tons about yourself. If you want to make a good impression and start off on the right foot, a really good way to do it would […]

Tips on Conducting Yourself in Family Court

As to every institution, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought difficulties due to its impact on the economy. It is undeniable that daycare providers play an essential role for parents, especially those who are working. These daycare centers contribute to the early development of children. Nevertheless, a lot of parents are having second thoughts. They think that this crisis will force them to spend more than they did before for child care. Daycare Costs Prior to the Pandemic According to the Economic Policy Institute, daycare may cost around $400 up to $1700 in a month, depending on which state a person […]

The Effect of COVID-19 to Daycare Costs