During the course of a Texas divorce, many parents struggle over issues related to the care, custody and support of shared children. When it comes to child support, it is not uncommon for the parent who is tasked with making those payments to feel as though the amount is too high. What is less common is for that parent to take deliberate steps to avoid paying the proper amount of child support. One state is currently struggling with an unusual issue related to the circumvention of child support.
Divorce is rarely easy. When children are involved, matters tend to become more complicated and highly emotional for parents and kids alike. Texas parents who divorce typically want what is best for their children, but when child support and custody issues arise, peaceable resolutions sometimes seem out-of-reach.
Not all child support cases follow the predictable lines of a mother and father struggling over the financial needs of a shared child. In some cases, the matter is more complicated, as demonstrated in a recent child support case that has made headlines in Texas and across the nation. The case centers on one man's financial liability for the child of another.
Many Texas readers may be following an unusual case in which a man has been ordered by a judge to make back child support payments for a child who is not his. The story has led to a great deal of debate, and has many calling for reform in the manner in which child support matters are handled by family courts. After having fought for years, the man at the center of this case now finds himself having to make the payments or risk punitive measures by the state.
When a Texas marriage ends in divorce, parents often struggle over the appropriate level of child support. It is not uncommon for the non-custodial parent to feel as if he or she is being asked to contribute an unfair amount for the care of a shared child or children. On the other hand, custodial parents often feel that a higher level of child support is required to ensure that the children are well cared for. In such cases, the matter often goes before a court of law.
Many Texas parents are unable to effectively communicate with each other concerning the needs of their shared children. In such cases, collecting child support payments is often a chore, and can lead to a great deal of stress on both sides. Some parents turn to collection companies to assist them in this process, but in doing so, make themselves vulnerable to a range of scams.
There is approximately $11 billion in back child support owed across the state of Texas. It is estimated that about half of all parents owing child support are at least one month behind.
Two women could be in the legal mess of their lives after the man they both married was arrested and charged with bigamy. If convicted, one or both of these women could face considerable problems when it comes to sorting out assets and even benefits down the road, especially if either decides to file for divorce.
As nearly all of our blog readers can tell you, family law can sometimes be a complicated thing. But through in other legal areas, such as criminal law, and this creates a whole new set of problems. Two Texas residents know this all too well this month as their first-of-its-kind case makes its way through the state courts in hopes of finding a resolution both sides can agree on.
Two Texas women are still trying to wrap their minds around the arrest of a 57-year-old man who one knew as her ex-husband and the other knew as her current husband. What ties them together? An elaborate lie the man is accused of concocting that left everyone believing that he had been an intelligence officer for the military.