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Category: Father’s Rights

Forced Child Support for Rape Victims

Forced Child Support for Rape Victims

The purpose of child support is to ensure that a child is taken care of. This is a social value that tracks from the idea that all children are inherently innocent (true) and thus deserve to be supported even if it creates hardships for the parents. However, some situations create results that are so egregious […]

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Paying Child Support for Someone Else’s Child?

Paying Child Support for Someone Else’s Child?

Michigan man Carnell Alexander owes the state $30k in child support for a child that is not his after his ex-girlfriend named him on state financial assistance forms in 1987. The state requires that a father be listed so that the state can track down the father to reimburse the state for the financial assistance. […]

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Child Support and Debtor’s Prisons

Child Support and Debtor’s Prisons

A friend of mine asked me the other day which type of cases I found most emotionally draining. I had to think about it for a minute, but I eventually came to the conclusion that while termination cases can be heart wrenching at times, and divorces can be full of drama, it was my experiences […]

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Men owe child support despite not being fathers

Men owe child support despite not being fathers

I read an article today that estimated that more than 120,000 men paying child support for children that aren’t theirs. The article didn’t go into much detail regarding how that number was reached, but even if the true number were half that, it is still somewhat staggering. I have personally come across this enough times to think […]

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When Your Ex-Spouse Ignores The Settlement Agreement

When Your Ex-Spouse Ignores The Settlement Agreement

When you opt to go for an alternative method of finalizing your divorce, you can end up with a settlement agreement. As you probably are well-aware, divorces do not always have to end in a courtroom. You can always try to be reasonable and discuss your divorce and matters related to it with your spouse. […]

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When Your Ex-Spouse Ignores The Settlement Agreement

When Your Ex-Spouse Ignores The Settlement Agreement

When you opt to go for an alternative method of finalizing your divorce, you can end up with a settlement agreement. As you probably are well-aware, divorces do not always have to end in a courtroom. You can always try to be reasonable and discuss your divorce and matters related to it with your spouse. […]

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Common Legal Problems Single Parents Face in Texas

Common Legal Problems Single Parents Face in Texas

  Every parent, including single parents, work hard and do their best to protect their children and provide everything their children needs. It can be challenging at times for parents to achieve this, even when working together. You can only imagine how it can be for single parents. Most of the time, single parents face […]

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Focusing on Your Child’s Best Interests

Focusing on Your Child’s Best Interests

Your child’s best interests will always be a key point in your divorce and child custody cases. As you are well aware, your child feels the impact of the divorce even more than you do. It’s really a sad reality that you have to accept and deal with properly. You and your spouse can have […]

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Paternity and DNA Testing in Texas: What You Need to Know

Paternity and DNA Testing in Texas: What You Need to Know

It can be pretty horrible when you’re just minding your own business and you suddenly receive a letter from the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division, demanding that you pay thousands of dollars in child support. It would feel as if your world has turned upside down in a matter of seconds. To make it […]

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A Holiday Reminder for Divorced Parents in Texas

A Holiday Reminder for Divorced Parents in Texas

  The holiday season may be almost over but it’s not a secret that it remains a challenge for divorced parents in Texas. Divorced parents also have to buy gifts, make and carry out plans for the holidays but it’s a period they have to deal with a little differently. To top that off, the […]

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