An Expensive Way to Save Money

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When the Texas Attorney General’s Office gets involved in a family law matter, you better be prepared to defend yourself.  The AG will not represent mother or father officially, but can tilt the scales in favor or one side or the other.  When the AG is involved, you need your own attorney. The Attorney General is required to act in …

Does Selling a House Affect Child Support?

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James J. Gross of the Maryland Divorce Legal Crier recently had an interesting post about a subject that comes up occasionally in Texas. He discussed how a Maryland judge ruled in a case where the mother sought an increase in child support from her ex-husband, in part because he had sold his house and had realized capital gains. In that …

Tips on Child Support

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J. Shannon Cavers of the Houston, Texas Divorce and Family Law Attorney Blog has a recent post about the need to keep good child support payment records. When someone is ordered to pay child support, the best approach is to pay through the court registry. Currently, most payments go through the Attorney General’s office in San Antonio. They do a …

One More Fee to Pay

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Beginning October 1, many families receiving child support will have to pay a new $25.00 annual fee for the state and federal governments’ help in collecting the support. States have some options about whether they pay the cost or charge the custodial or noncustodial parent. While it may not seem like much money, the federal government could collect about $172 …