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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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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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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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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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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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Is it useful to employ a vocational expert in a Texas divorce?

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Friday, November 9, 2012

When a divorce is filed, a number of issues involving each individual can come into play. These issues for Texas families can range from child custody to earning potential to many other factors which a judge may consider when issuing a final order. In many cases, a divorce requires the parties to be knowledgeable about their spouse's...

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Prenup does not solve child support issues in Sanders divorce

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Thursday, November 1, 2012

Although it may not be the most romantic thing in the world, couples who are looking to marry may want to consider discussing prenuptial agreements before they officially tie the knot. A prenuptial agreement may help a couple in Texas avoid a contentious divorce if the couple decides to call it quits. This type of contract will decide many...

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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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Deion Sanders and his wife come to child custody agreement

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, May 25, 2012

A bitter, high-profile child support and custody case has finally made some progress with the help of a Texas judge. Deion Sanders, an NFL Hall of Famer who played for the Dallas Cowboys, and his wife, Pilar, had filed for divorce, but they faced many challenges along the way. For one, Pilar wanted $14,000 in spousal support, which was denied...

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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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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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