Arrears

CHILD SUPPORT ARREARS VS. RETROACTIVE CHILD SUPPORT IN TEXAS FAMILY LAW

Below are some nightlights from the video: This question of whether or not one parent should pay back child support to another parent is litigated everyday in Houston family courts. Retroactive child support and child support arrears are litigated every day in Texas. Retroactive child support is when is there no court ordered obligation for …

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Time limitations on enforcement of child support arrears

Many people assume that the attorney general stops enforcing child support arrears when the child turns 18. Often, however, this is not the case, and can lead to some scary situations for people who are unprepared. In Texas, the law states that the court maintains their jurisdiction for up to 2 years after the obligation …

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WHY CAN’T YOU JUST FILE BANKRUPTCY TO END YOUR CHILD SUPPORT DEBT?

Many non-custodial parents (NCPs) have been tempted to wipe away their child support debt through bankruptcy, but they soon realize bankruptcy law does not treat all debts the same. Some debt, like child support debt, is prioritized above other forms of debt, meaning they are considered more important than other debts and cannot be discharged …

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SHE SAID IT WAS A GIFT. HE SAYS IT WAS FOR CHILD SUPPORT!

John and Jane Doe, imaginary separated parents, are sitting in a child support office with a caseworker negotiating a new child support order. They make it through the topics of custody, visitation, and even ongoing child support without a hitch. They arrive at the issue of back child support (owed from dad to mom since …

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WOULD YOU POST THE OTHER PARENT’S NON CHILD SUPPORT ON SOCIAL MEDIA TO SHAME THEM?

This topic originally appeared in the CNN article, ‘Dead Beat Kenya’ Facebook page claims to expose absentee parents by Faith Karimi. The article is worth the read as it does a fair job laying out both sides of the controversy of labeling a child’s non-custodial parent a “dead beat” on social media. In the age where anyone can …

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Q&A: HOW TO REMOVE A CHILD SUPPORT LIEN OFF YOUR HOME IN TEXAS

Child support liens are typically placed by a child support office or other judgement creditor on an NCP’s real estate property such as a house when that NCP owes child support arrears. The idea for the lien is that the lien will help ensure that proceeds from the sale of the property will go toward …

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