Month: May 2013

THREE SCENARIOS WHEN A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER BEGINS ADDRESSING A CHILD’S DISABILITY

States, including Texas, maintain laws on support of minor or adult children with disabilities. Here are three common scenarios when child support orders begin addressing support for children’s disabilities. These scenarios are described in the context of Texas law, but may be applicable to other states’ laws. As always, before making a major legal decision, consult your …

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ESTABLISHING PATERNITY AGAINST A DECEASED NCP

Suppose a mom (CP) visits her local state child support office and alleges that a certain man (NCP) is her child’s father. Then suppose that midway through the adjudication process, the NCP dies before a DNA test could be administered. In most cases child support is typically void at this point. Most child support offices would …

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HOW CHILD SUPPORT ORDERS PROTECT THE RIGHTS OF THE NON-CUSTODIAL PARENT (NCP)

A typical scenario that proves child support orders protect non-custodial (NCPs) is when the NCP insists on foregoing a child support order in order to provide direct support to the Custodial Parent (CP) for their child(ren), only to later have that CP visit a state child support office and allege that the NCP provided no …

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