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What Should Child Support Cover?

child supportYou walk through the door after a long day at work and start sorting through the mail. You notice a note from your ex-spouse asking for money for Jimmy’s new soccer uniforms and asking you to grab a few school supplies for little Brittany. [Read more…]

Texas Enacts Counterproductive Child Support Law

WOAI 1200Earlier this month, Texas enacted a law that prohibits parents who fail to pay child support for at least six months from renewing their vehicle registration.  [Read more…]

The Financial Ramifications Of Remarriage

remarriage Your marriage might officially end when the judge signs your divorce decree, but that doesn’t necessarily end your divorce case.

One party is often ordered to pay spousal support, often referred to as alimony. If children are involved, child support is typically ordered and there are often lingering custody issues to work out. When financial circumstances change, one party might ask the court to modify the amount or duration of the support payments. [Read more…]

5 Tips For Modifying Child Support

child support modifications Modifying a child support order is so confusing that many parents decide to not even bother with it even after their financial circumstances have changed.

Doing nothing, however, is a huge mistake that can wind up being extremely costly depending on your situation.

Here are five things to keep in mind regarding modifying child support orders. [Read more…]

4 Flaws With The Child Support System

child supportBy definition, child support is “an ongoing, periodic payment made by a parent for the financial benefit of a child following the end of a marriage or other relationship.”

In an ideal world, a child support order would ensure that the child receives adequate financial support from both parents to aid his or her upbringing. [Read more…]