Month: May 2013

Woman who fled child support enforcement is found and arrested

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Friday, May 31, 2013

People who try to flee from child support orders don't realize that it's like trying to get away from death or taxes. They will catch up with you sooner or later. Texas is part of a national network of state governments and child support offices that cooperate in assisting each other to enforce the child support laws. In the reported...

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Texas: helping parents that are behind on child support

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Thursday, May 23, 2013

Non-payment of child support is a problem throughout the nation. The debate as to whether the nonpaying parent should be punished or helped is one that is trending right now. Texas has recently taken the help approach, and it seems to be working for all parties involved. All most noncustodial parents need is a job in order to pay their child...

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Child custody conference could spark discussion, reform in Texas

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Child custody cases generally play out quietly in a courtroom. Unless it is a celebrity couple arguing over who their children will live with, these cases appear daily in a court with little, if any, media attention -- except in cases of exceptional circumstances. Some people feel that, although the lack of attention protects the rights of...

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Jessica Simpson’s parents settle divorce and divide assets

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The press has made a somewhat big hullabaloo over a life insurance policy purchased by Joe Simpson on the life of his daughter Jessica. Joe is now finalizing a Texas divorce with his soon-to-be former spouse, Tina Simpson. The divorce action was filed by Tina in a Texas court in Sept. 2012. The latest headlines regarding the life...

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Parents may use 529 account for college savings during divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, May 3, 2013

Saving money for children's college tuition and expenses is a common goal for many parents. This can be simple enough while the parents are married in Texas or anywhere else. However once a couple decides to divorce, new arrangements may have to be made in order to continue saving for children's college education. These arrangements can be...

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