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November 2015 Archives

Supporting parents obligated to provide health care in Texas

In Texas, there are numerous aspects to what has to be provided by a supporting parent when a couple shares a child and has parted ways. One important part of the support agreement is health care. It is imperative that a child have adequate medical care. If the supporting parent fails to provide the necessary medical coverage, this might be a violation of the support agreement and leave the parent vulnerable to child support enforcement proceedings.

Texas man embroiled in international child custody dispute

Child custody is a frequent concern for parents in Texas and across the country who are no longer together but share a child. This issue can be exacerbated if one of the parents leaves the United States with the child. Enforcing a child custody order can be difficult if there is an international custody dispute. Those who are concerned about this or are dealing with it need to understand their child custody rights.

What are the legal grounds for divorce in Texas?

Divorce has become increasingly common in Texas and across the United States. While the end of a marriage is a frequent occurrence, many might not be aware of certain divorce legal issues that must be dealt with. State law mandates that there be grounds for divorce for the proceeding to move forward. There are seven grounds for divorce including insupportability, cruelty, adultery, conviction of a felony, abandonment, living apart and confinement in a mental hospital.

Facts About TANF, Medicaid And Child Support In Texas

Some single parents in Texas require assistance from the government to make ends meet and to provide adequate health care for their child. This is where the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Medicaid come in. Child support is linked to TANF and Medicaid, and parents who receive help from these programs need to be aware of how this works. Those who receive TANF or Medicaid frequently do not realize that their case will be sent to the state office of the Attorney General, which will then typically open a case for child support services as a routine fact. The circumstances of how the parent came to need this governmental help are irrelevant. The state will simply want its taxpayers' expenditures for the child to be reimbursed. 

Is child support modification possible in Texas?

When a couple in Texas shares a child and one is ordered to pay child support, there is often a concern as to whether or not it can be modified. Those who are either the recipient of child support or the payer of child support can make the request for the order to be changed. It is necessary for there to be either a court hearing or a child support review process, otherwise known as CSRP, for this to happen. With a CSRP, there will generally be a faster result than a court hearing and it is more useful if the parents are able to come to an agreement regarding the order.

Former NFL star and ex-wife in child custody dispute in Texas

Child custody issues can arise with anyone, anywhere throughout Texas. These happen often, and in some instances they even happen to people who are famous in the sports and entertainment industry. Regardless of who is involved in a child custody dispute, the same issues -- albeit in a different financial stratosphere -- frequently come up. It can include visitation rights and child custody rights.

Legal assistance with postnuptial and prenuptial agreements

When getting married in Texas, no one wants to think of the scenario in which the union ends in a divorce. Given the number of marriages that do end in divorce, it is naturally something to consider even in the most storybook of romances. The sad fact is that many marriages will come undone and the couple will find it necessary to part ways. At the end of a marriage, there are many issues - financial and personal - that have to be considered. Some couples take the step of having prenuptial agreements to protect them. Others think about postnuptial agreements.

Can income be withheld for spousal support in Texas?

Divorce legal issues can come in many forms in Texas. With certain couples, a dispute can arise over factors including how much one spouse will pay the other in spousal support. Some people who are supposed to make payments to a former spouse do not do so on time or don't make the payments at all. It is then that a receiving spouse might want to have the payer spouse's income withheld until the payments are up-to-date. Knowing how the law views this type of situation when it comes to alimony is key for both sides.

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