Month: January 2017

Does a Child Have to Take the Father’s Last Name in Texas?

The general answer is no, a child does not have to take the father’s last name in Texas. Naming Children While most children take on their father’s family name, in Texas there is no legal requirement for this. Parents traditionally agree on first and middle names for their kids, with the last name coming from the paternal side …

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Can Stepparent Spouse Be Held Liable for Other Spouse’s Child Support Obligation?

The simple answer is no, generally a stepparent will not be held liable for their spouse’s child support nonpayments. In fact in Texas the person held liable or responsible for paying child support is the person who has a duty to support the child. Usually the person who has a duty to support is a …

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