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Study reveals wide disparity in child support across the country

The costs of raising a family varies across the country. It may seem logical that child support orders would reflect the cost of living in a particular location. However, one recent study suggests that even though Texas calculates support differently than most, it is about average when it comes to support obligations.

Political figure ordered to pay back child support or face jail

Regardless of one's profession, the obligation to help provide for one's children is one of the most important matters in life. Though the majority of parents make every effort to ensure that they are in compliance with child support orders, there are parents who find themselves falling behind in these vital payments. Texas parents who are in need of assistance with either making payments or collecting these monies may seek relief through the family courts.

USDA takes steps to help improve child support compliance

Studies show that the poverty rate for children from single-parent families is significantly higher than for children who live in two-parent homes. Though there are measures that have varying success in ensuring that custodial parents receive child support payments, more may need to be done to improve the lives of these children. Texas residents who rely on assistance from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may also benefit from increased compliance with child support orders.

Discussion and compromise suggested for some childcare expenses

When parents divorce, working out issues over child custody and support may be one of the hardest negotiation points. In general, these orders are based on the parent's ability to pay along with which parent will spend the most time with the child. However, in spite of the most equitable agreements possible, there will likely be unexpected childcare expenses that Texas residents did not include in their settlement. 

Artist forced to pay child support arrears for teen daughter

Most parents work hard to ensure that their children are provided with everything they need to be healthy and succeed in life. In single-parent families, the courts typically order the noncustodial parent to make regular child support payments to help supplement what is provided by the primary caregiver. Texas parents who are experiencing difficulty in meeting their child's needs may seek assistance from the courts.

Woman reaches child support settlement after 50 years

Parents who agree to part ways often struggle to provide for their children afterwards. In order to ensure that children are provided with all of their needs, family court judges usually order child support payments until the child reaches the age of majority or finishes his or her education. Texas parents who are experiencing difficulty in obtaining payments or in meeting court-ordered obligations may have recourse for obtaining relief. In an unusual case, a woman was awarded a settlement more than 50 years after her divorce.

Struggles over child support can affect any income level

Difficulties in making or receiving financial support for a child can have a huge impact on the well-being of the child. Child support is intended to ensure that a youngster has all that he or she needs to be healthy and well-adjusted. Texas parents who are struggling financially may have the right to seek modifications.

Baseball star, Miguel Cabrera, child support case resolved

Those who earn a living under the watchful eye of the public often find that their private lives are subject to public discourse. This also applies to such private matters as child support and custody cases. Though, he does not play for a Texas team, fans may have heard that Miguel Cabrera's child support case has been settled.

Prosecutor criticized for new child support policies

For many single parents, the financial support provided by a non-custodial parent can make all the difference. However, there are many parents who are unable to meet their child support obligations due to financial hardship. In many cases, Texas parents have faced criminal charges and jail time when they have fallen in arrears with no means to catch up on their payments.

Retired basketball star wins child support reduction petition

For many professional athletes, success on the playing field often translates into a healthy pay check and a comfortable standard of living. However, when a career comes to an end, so does the hefty salary and the ability to make possibly excessive payments for child support and other expenses. Regardless of one's current economic conditions, a sudden reduction in income could cause many Texas parents to struggle to meet their court-ordered obligations.

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