Texas parents are being sent to jail for not paying child support. In one particular county, 17 non-custodial parents were arrested and may face as much as six months in jail.
We recently reported that unpaid child support in Texas amounts to approximately $11 billion. We now find the delinquency rate for child support in one particular Texas County is at 39 percent. This percentage matched a number of other Texas counties as well, and there are some counties that the rate is even higher.
"Whatever happened to the person I married?" That's a question that spouses ask all the time, and that's especially true when couples' divorce. After a divorce, rather than working together to achieve goals mutually, a couple may now being actively pursuing ends that are not in the best interest of the other spouse.
It has been reported by the Houston Chronicle that unpaid child support is nearing $11 billion. Though there may be a wide variety of reasons for why this figure is so high, such a statistic does not bode well for the number of parents that are concerned about the welfare of their children.
A Houston single mother has tried any number of things to support her three children. She went back to school and earned her nursing degree, and she works two to three temporary jobs every month. Unfortunately, she has not been able to capitalize on her degree as she still only manages to bring in approximately $900 every month.
In Houston, Texas, non-custodial parents with criminal tendencies are not generally known for their dependability with child support payments. However, a Kansas resident and convicted ticket scammer seems to have made a relatively laudable choice in attempting to hide his ill-gotten gains. He pre-paid $100,000 worth of child support to his ex-wife, and the money seems to have been drawn indirectly from the proceeds of his criminal activity.The former assistant athletics director at the University of Kansas is serving time for stealing $359,000 worth of football and basketball tickets from the university and reselling them. He and other university employees took part in an illegal scheme that ultimately netted $2 million in income from the sale of pilfered tickets.
Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a law making it easier for state child support agencies to collect payments from parents living in another country. The 2007 Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance was amended by a voice vote in the House ensuring that international governments would enforce U.S. law.
The Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott wants to offer assistance to part-time fathers or weekend dads through his office's Fatherhood Program. The program aims to provide help to dads who want to become more emotionally and/or financially involved in the lives' of their children.