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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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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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Texas DIY divorce forms may not be so friendly after all

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Texas residents currently going through a divorce may be interested in the passage of a law that allows indigent couples to use pro se divorce forms. While this may seem like a major win for couples with no real property or children, it can actually spell out trouble because of the likelihood of mistakes that could come with these forms. The...

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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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Texan farmers and ranchers face difficulties in property division

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Divorce on Tuesday, October 9, 2012

// Negotiating the division of assets in a divorce can be a difficult task for anyone. However, property division can be especially complicated for Texas farmers and ranchers. Because Texas is a community property state, all the wealth that a couple has accumulated together must be split evenly between the couple. This can lead...

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Texas family law gets tested with groundbreaking case

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Family Law on Wednesday, October 3, 2012

// In what may be a groundbreaking case for Texas family law, the courts may have to redefine what a mother is. The family law issue comes with the problems that IVF can create, as well as issues concerning surrogacy. The problem began when one woman, in order to fulfill her dream of being a mother, supposedly asked one of friends...

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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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Landmark Texas case may change the rules of divorce mediation

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, June 8, 2012

Child custody can always be a challenging decision for all parents facing divorce. This is especially true since many times the child custody arrangements that parents agree on in court is considered legally binding, and there are very few circumstances that can change this agreement if both parents are not on board for this change. However, a...

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Texas international child custody dispute comes to close

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Child Custody on Friday, February 24, 2012

When a couple divorces, many issues need to be resolved. If children are involved, child custody can be one of the most complicated and emotionally charged decisions the divorcing couple faces. Most parents feel a deep love and concern for their children, and they are sometimes willing to go to extreme lengths to retain custody. Sometimes...

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Grandparents’ visitation rights in question

On behalf of Loughmiller Higgins, Attorneys at Law posted in Grandparents’ Rights on Monday, December 12, 2011

// When young couples in Texas and across the country decide to have children, they often look to their own parents for guidance on how to raise their newborns. Grandparents often have years of experience and wisdom to pass down to a new generation in their family. The bond between grandparent and grandchild is one of utmost...

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