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Single parents need child support more than ever

It may be a new year, but for thousands of Texas families, there may not be much financial hope. Though other states passed laws to raise minimum wage for hard-working employees, the Lone Star State did not. For many single parents, even working two jobs may not make them enough money to keep a roof over their children's heads. In times of such financial uncertainty, it is important for parents who may be eligible to receive child support payments to do so. 

In today's society, it is not unusual for single parent households to struggle financially. One Texas woman, a former marine, lost custody of her children after losing her home. Though she had a job and was working her way through school to get an even better one, she was unable to pay rent on the apartment she shared with her three children. 

Sometimes, a parent may hesitate to file for or enforce a child support order. Some may fear that doing so may cause tension with the other parent, who may also be struggling to make ends meet. Unpaid child support can lead to legal consequences, and many parents worry that, if the other parent gets in trouble for non-payment, it could affect a relationship that parent may have with the children they share. 

It is important to remember that child support payments, though paid to a parent, are for the children. These payments can help with necessities like food, clothing and shelter, assuring that children do not have to go without through no fault of their own. If a Texas parent needs help establishing, modifying or enforcing a child support order, he or she may want to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a client ensure that payments are received in a timely fashion through the courts, so that children have access to everything they need to grow up happy and healthy, and the financial responsibility does not fall solely on the shoulders of the custodial parent.

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Single parents need child support more than ever | Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C.
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Barbara L. Jouette, Attorney, P.C.
888-268-7997 / 214-385-4562

Single parents need child support more than ever

It may be a new year, but for thousands of Texas families, there may not be much financial hope. Though other states passed laws to raise minimum wage for hard-working employees, the Lone Star State did not. For many single parents, even working two jobs may not make them enough money to keep a roof over their children's heads. In times of such financial uncertainty, it is important for parents who may be eligible to receive child support payments to do so. 

In today's society, it is not unusual for single parent households to struggle financially. One Texas woman, a former marine, lost custody of her children after losing her home. Though she had a job and was working her way through school to get an even better one, she was unable to pay rent on the apartment she shared with her three children. 

Sometimes, a parent may hesitate to file for or enforce a child support order. Some may fear that doing so may cause tension with the other parent, who may also be struggling to make ends meet. Unpaid child support can lead to legal consequences, and many parents worry that, if the other parent gets in trouble for non-payment, it could affect a relationship that parent may have with the children they share. 

It is important to remember that child support payments, though paid to a parent, are for the children. These payments can help with necessities like food, clothing and shelter, assuring that children do not have to go without through no fault of their own. If a Texas parent needs help establishing, modifying or enforcing a child support order, he or she may want to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney can help a client ensure that payments are received in a timely fashion through the courts, so that children have access to everything they need to grow up happy and healthy, and the financial responsibility does not fall solely on the shoulders of the custodial parent.

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