One estimate is that parents pay at least $33 billion in child support annually in the U.S. The truth is that less than half of custodial parents ever receive the full payment that the court initially ordered. If you're behind on your child support and are worried...
When you don't have a lot of savings, finding out you're going to get a stimulus check can do great things for your budget. You might be able to pay off a credit card balance or finally make the repairs that you need on your car. However, you are a parent subject to...
Raising a child is seldom cheap. Even if a child has perfect teeth and never gets sick, you will have the normal expenses such as buying clothes and shoes as your child grows. If your child develops an interest in sports, music or other forms of expression, you can...
As a divorced parent, being away from your children can be difficult, even when it's just for a few days. You may make every effort to be involved in their lives, including taking advantage of your custody arrangements and making court-ordered support payments. But...
The hardships of divorce come with the hope that the future will be better. If you look forward to a better life after your divorce, you may be concerned about how to avoid financial struggles that are common after a marriage breaks up. Like many married people, you...
Whether you were married or not, when you separated from the other parent of your child or children, a Texas court may have established an amount of child support that you would pay each month based on your and the other parent's financial situations.That order may...
You and your spouse have decided to divorce. It may seem like your life has come to a halt while the rest of the world continues to turn. Your children still need your attention, and your bills still require payment. Meanwhile, you may not want to stay in the same...
Several child-related services are provided for Houston parents through the Texas Office of the Attorney General. Applications and child support services are free or offered at a minimal cost. Parents receiving Medicaid and Temporary Assistance for Needy Families...
The sharing of parental rights and responsibilities extends beyond the end of a Texas marriage. Divorce agreements define the physical, legal and financial duties of co-parenting. Among the most important considerations is how children's medical needs will be...
Houston couples may anticipate a lifelong relationship when they marry, but we all know some marriages are not built for distance. Parenthood continues beyond the end of a break-up or divorce. Whether or not parents were married, former partners or ex-spouses are...
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