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Harmful Misconceptions About Handling A Child Support Case Through The Attorney General's Office

An inexpensive manner to obtain child support for a child is to seek assistance through the attorney general's office. The attorneys in the AG's office will establish paternity, seek child support, back child support, medical support and even locate an absent parent without seeking any fees. However, problems often arise because of misconceptions surrounding the attorney general's office.

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What To Do When Your Ex Won't Move Out

Nothing is sweeter than the feeling of new love. The air seems fresher, you constantly have a smile on your face, and life simply seems rosier because of how your new love makes you feel. But what happens when the person who was responsible for your joy is now making your daily living arrangements a living hell and the only joy that remains is two of you are not spouses. What does one do to remove a live-in paramour when the relationship has soured? How does one remove an ex, when divorce is...

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Eliminate Arguments During The Custody Exchange

A common problem among newly separated or divorced parents is how to handle seeing each other outside of the courtroom. While a court order may have made decisions on what happens in their day to day lives with their finances, their living arrangements, and/or their interaction with their children the complex emotional underpinnings involved in their separation are often unresolved. Seeing each other outside the courtroom becomes a tinderbox of emotions waiting to erupt. The time-frame where...

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Failure To Pay Child Support Could Spell Big Trouble For Your Texas License

Kay finally managed to turn her life around. After years of drug abuse and jail stints, she found her peace with fishing. Fishing allowed her to conquer her demons. She rebuilt her life and is on the cusp of getting her plumbing license. However, her years of drug abuse took its toll on her family. Her husband was killed in a drug deal gone bad while Kay was serving time for a drug possession case. A court gave custody of her twins Leona and Leon to her husband's mother Ruth. Ruth dislikes...

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Dad Has A Right To Be A Parent Too

Paola entered her three bedroom home after working a twelve hour shift at the Community Hospital. She was exhausted but happy to be home. She walked in to find her eighteen year old son Martin waiting for her in the living room. She was surprised to see him up. Usually after he worked the late shift at the diner, he would be asleep by the time she got home. She was happy to see him but she noticed his demeanor was different. She greeted him and told him about the persons she encountered in...

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A TEXAS SAPCR EXPLAINED

A SAPCR (pronounced sap sir) is a Suit Affecting the Parent Child Relationship. The suit will deal with the issues of a person's right to parent a child and can mark the beginning or end of a parent/child relationship. A court in a SAPCR lawsuit will make decisions concerning a person's ability to have access, control, and/or possession to a child. The suit can also address the issues of child support.

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Genetic Testing's Role in Texas Paternity Cases

There was always talk that Fred was the daddy. However, each time Fred asked to see his purported daughter Jillian, her Mom Patricia, would not allow it. There was always some excuse and Fred heard it all. “We have plans that weekend.” “Jillian would be at grandma's.” “Jillian does not know him and was too young to spend time with a stranger.” “Jillian and/or Patricia was ill.” “It was way too cold to carry a child that age out.” “It was way too hot to carry a child that age out.” The excuses...

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Waiting Periods to Divorce and Remarry in Texas

Things could not have been more different for Kelly. Exactly one year ago, she was on her own with no money, no place to stay and a broken heart. Her husband Pete took up with a new girlfriend 25 years his junior. He threw her belongings out on the lawn and locked her out of their home. Kelly suspected he was having yet another affair but did not think a break-up was in their future. During their fourteen years together, she looked the other way on Pete's infidelities because she did not have...

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No Agreement Needed To Get A Texas Divorce

Charlie: I am tired of this. We argue over money, our faith, the dog, even the silly thermometer. I am tired of living in strife. This situation is maddening and I can't take it anymore. This is not working Susan, I want a divorce.