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July 2014 Archives

Understanding alimony laws in Texas

In the state of Texas, there are two different types of alimony payments. The first is contractual alimony and is a private agreement made between the parties. With this type of payment, there is no limit to the duration or amount of payments. With the contract being made between consenting adults and agreed to ahead of time by both parties, there also are not any stipulations regarding eligibility requirements.

Removing financial liability for property after divorce

Many citizens of Texas have had to undergo the divorce process, but the financial repercussions of the marriage do not necessarily end at the same time as the marriage. Even after the divorce decree is years old, it can be possible for an ex-spouse to be the target of collection efforts and subject to damage to their credit rating due to possible financial inaction or irresponsibility on the part of the other former partner.

Man jailed for accidentally making late child support payments

A Texas father was sentenced to six months in jail for not making timely child support payments, despite the fact that he may not have been at fault for the delay. The man was taken into custody in Harris County on June 22, but his attorney is still hoping that a judge will consider suspending the father's jail sentence. The father was said to have owed his child's mother over $3,000 for child support, and the man was held in contempt of court for failing to make full payments.