Child Support


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  Issues in Child support in Texas Family Law Courts are often raised when a married couple starts seeking a divorce. If you happen to be the person who will have to pay child support, you are probably thinking that the amount you will have to pay is too much. It doesn’t necessarily mean that you don’t want to support your child, or that you don’t love your child. Oftentimes, it’s just that you don’t want to pay money that will go directly to your ex’s hands. Many people have mixed emotions while fighting for child support in Texas Family […]

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Michigan man Carnell Alexander owes the state $30k in child support for a child that is not his after his ex-girlfriend named him on state financial assistance forms in 1987. The state requires that a father be listed so that the state can track down the father to reimburse the state for the financial assistance.   Unfortunately for Alexander and other men in similar situations, the state does not require any proof to be provided when naming the father on forms. Instead, the responsibility is passed to the person named to then prove that they are not that person. The […]

Paying Child Support for Someone Else’s Child?



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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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Protective orders and name changes are some of the things that a party could want in a family law case. It is commonly needed when certain actions from a spouse or partner necessitate a request for protective orders from the court. This is pretty common in the presence of family violence. Family violence is basically a threat or an action of violence by one family member to another. Any threat or action that could cause or have caused physical harm, bodily injuries, as well as physical or sexual assault is classified as violence. Violence or threat of violence against a […]

What You Should Know About Protective Orders and Name Changes



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Child Support Monthly Net Resources I get a lot of people coming into my office confused about exactly what income counts for the purpose of determining child support. The answer is usually pretty much everything that can be proved as income counts for calculating child support, but there are a few limited exceptions to that. In order to determine the amount of child support under statutory guidelines, Texas law applies a percentage formula to the “monthly net resources” of one parent or conservator ( the “obligor”). The percentage changes based on the number of children involved starting at 20% for […]

Texas Child Support Calculation


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A divorce can be rough, not only for you but also for your children. It doesn’t matter whether they are still too young or old enough to understand. Divorce affects children, no matter what. The division of expenses is one of the biggest factors during a divorce. This is especially in the part of the custodial parent. These expenses may cover day-to-day living costs, education, and other activities as the children grow up. Parents are only required to pay child support until their children reach their 18th birthday or until they graduate high school, whichever comes later. Parents cannot be […]

The Cost of College Education for the Children of Texan Divorcees