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Mother faces off against large company for child support payments

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Wednesday, September 11, 2013.

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Wednesday, September 11, 2013. Many Texas residents who have been through a divorce know that raising a child alone can be a difficult endeavor. For this reason, there are child support laws put in place that attempt to prevent a sudden a significant decline in...

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Child support issues can be problematic in Texas

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Monday, June 24, 2013.

Any parent in Texas who has struggled with getting child support payments from the other parent would agree that sometimes the system doesn't seem to work. Whether a child support order is issued as part of a divorce or on its own, the presumption is that the parent ordered to pay support will do so and that the court will order an amount of...

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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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Options for parents struggling to pay their child support

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Monday, April 8, 2013.

For many Texas parents, economic difficulties make it a challenge to make ends meet each month. For those who also have child support obligations, making these payments can be a struggle. Texas law is very clear about the fact that non-custodial parents are expected to contribute to the care and support of their children. When a parent fails...

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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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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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Child support offender ordered to stop having kids

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Saturday, February 16, 2013.

Texas readers may have heard of a recent family court ruling that has led to a great deal of debate across the nation. The ruling was made in a hearing concerning outstanding child support owed by a man who has fathered four children with four different women. He is behind in his child support payments to the tune of over $100,000. In a...

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Texas parents can seek child support modification

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Wednesday, December 12, 2012.

A man in trouble for failing to pay his child support has received a surprising court order in the case. He is not allowed to have any more children. Texas parents who aren't receiving the child support they are due know how difficult it can be to make ends meet. When this happens, they may pursue their case through the courts in order to...

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Man owes child support for at least 25 children with 15 women

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Monday, November 19, 2012.

There are many responsibilities that come with having children. These responsibilities do not end just because a parent no longer has custody of his or her children. Usually noncustodial parents are still required to pay child support to help the custodial parent care for the children. It is against the law to avoid paying court-ordered...

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Report show that Texas parents struggle with child support

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Thursday, October 18, 2012.

In a staggering report recently released, a large percentage of Texas parents who owe child support are having difficulties in paying it. About one million parents owe child support to their children. However, 46 percent of parents owing child support were delinquent by at least a month or more on their payments in 2011. According to the...

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Texans can revisit child support agreement in economic woes

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Thursday, September 27, 2012.

Sometimes, times get tough and it's hard to pay for child support payments. Many Texas parents find that they cannot pay both child support and the living expenses that they need to survive, especially in the current economy. For this reason, some may choose to revisit their child support agreement to see if they can alter the terms. Such...

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September brings new deadline for Texas dads paying child support

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Wednesday, August 29, 2012.

Many men paying child support may wonder if they are paying it unfairly. After all, while the mother of a child is usually apparent, it can be harder to tell who the father may be if there are any complications or doubts. For these Texas men who suspect that they are not the fathers, yet are saddled with child support payments, an important...

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Texas parents behind on child support payments can face jail time

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Friday, May 18, 2012.

// In Texas, as has been mentioned before, child support is a big deal. Those who are ordered to pay child support are expected to make the monthly payments, no questions asked. If they do not pay child support, they can be arrested and spend up to six months to jail. Furthermore, police officers are more than willing to round up...

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Texas conducts sweep to arrest child support violators

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Wednesday, April 4, 2012.

// Multiple sheriffs' departments throughout Texas have made it clear that they are pursuing those who have unpaid child support. Not long ago, a roundup of those found to be in contempt of court for failure to pay child support occurred in several counties. In total, 24 people were arrested from three different counties. As...

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Electronic benefits could impoverish those owing child support

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Thursday, March 8, 2012.

A new change in federal benefits policy could pose problems for those living in Texas who also owe child support. Before this policy change, states could only take 65 percent of whatever federal benefits a parent might receive in order to pay for back child support that the parent owed. However, because benefits payments are set to go...

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Child support enforcement gets helping hand from government

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Friday, February 17, 2012.

In Texas and elsewhere, a non-custodial parent's failure to pay child support may lead to serious ramifications. These payments are necessary for the well-being and economic livelihood of the child, and so the state may choose to press criminal charges against those who fail to pay their required child support payments. Likewise, custodial...

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How parents can get the child support they are owed

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Support on Monday, December 19, 2011.

It may come as no surprise that child support payments sometimes don't get paid to those who it is owed. However, many people may not realize that actually less than half of the parents who are owed child support see the full payment. Some people receive a portion, and some receive nothing at all. According to Forbes, men are the most...

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