Month: March 2013

Facebook could land man in jail for child support

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Friday, March 29, 2013

Social media has permeated virtually every aspect of many people's lives. The ability to share one's thoughts and images in an instant is simply irresistible to some in Texas, even when they're serious ramification for doing so. One recent case illustrates the dangers of posting photos online, and the valuable tool that Facebook can serve...

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Claiming retirement benefits from an ex-spouse after divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, March 21, 2013

When negotiating one's divorce settlement, many Texas spouses make the mistake of failing to focus on the big picture. It can be easy to allow recent or current resentments and other emotions to influence the decision-making process. However, failing to adequately address one's future financial needs during divorce can be financially...

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How alimony and child support affect taxes

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Family Law on Wednesday, March 13, 2013

When a couple with children divorce, the sheer number of decisions that must be made can feel overwhelming. Matters of child custody take precedence, but once those details are worked out, Texas parents often turn their attention to the financial ramifications of the end of the marriage. The manner in which a couple approaches matters of...

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Bizarre child support ruling for non-parent

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Texas readers may be aware of a recent East Coast child support ruling that has made headlines across the nation. The ruling came at the conclusion of a child support hearing involving a man who has been genetically cleared of parenting a child to whom he owes back child support. He found himself in court due to the nearly $23,000 in unpaid...

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Regaining financial stability following divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, March 1, 2013

When a Texas couple goes through a divorce, the net effect can be a significant reduction in each spouse's financial standing once the divorce settlement is complete. This does not have to be the case for every divorcing couple, however, and there are a number of measures that can be taken to minimize the financial fallout of a divorce. Most...

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