Raising children is a wonderful, but often difficult job. A whole new dynamic comes into play when the two parents involved are not in a relationship. Though many of them are able to make it work, there are other Texas parents who struggle to determine visitation, custody, financial support and other factors. This appears to be the situation for one Major League Baseball player, Miguel Cabrera, who is challenging the recent order for child support for two of his children with his former girlfriend.
When issues surrounding child custody arise, people generally think of how parents will be affected. Of course, there are other people in children's lives that may also be affected by divorce and child custody agreements, including grandparents. When a divorce occurs, or two parents are not in a relationship with one another, grandparents may struggle to determine where they fit in the lives of their grandchildren. A group of Texas grandparents recently appealed to state lawmakers, requesting changes in the law that would strengthen their rights to obtain visitation.
Texas parents who receive child support payments from their children's other parent rely on that income to care for their kids. If those payments aren't made, it can put financial, mental and emotional strain on the parent and the children as everyone struggles to make ends meet. Though it can sometimes seem as though hope is lost when a parent refuses to make these payments, one woman's story is inspiring people around the nation. At 74 years old, she will soon be getting $150,000 in unpaid child support from her ex-husband.