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March 2015 Archives

Collecting child support from Social Security in Texas

Some parents who receive Social Security benefits wrongly believe their benefits cannot be touched for purposes of paying current and back child support they owe. While it is true that Supplemental Security Income cannot be garnished, all other types of Social Security benefits may be subject to a withholding order for child support.

Study shows divorce rate increase when wife falls seriously ill

Texas residents may be interested in a study that looks at how serious illness of one spouse can affect a marriage. The results suggested that couples were more likely to divorce when the wife became ill, as opposed to the husband.

The calculation of Texas child support payments

When the judge presiding over a divorce decides which parent will have primary custody of a child, the custodial parent may request child support payments from the noncustodial parent. The judge must then determine the amount of the payments based on the best interests of the child.

Separate and marital property in Texas

In Texas, when a couple gets married, any property that they obtain during their marriage will belong to both parties. This means that any real estate or financial assets that are obtained are considered to be marital property and can be divided fairly between both sides should they get a divorce.