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Child support is important for meeting household expenses

There is a humorous expression that goes, "there is too much month left at the end of the money." Possibly, some of you reading this post can relate to the sentiment. It seems that every year it gets harder to keep up with expenses. And while such economic struggles are common for many, they are often most profound for those with children.

As amazing as it can be to raise a child, it is also expensive. Just staying on top of payments for basics such as food and shelter can keep a household on a tight budget. But because children are always growing, parents are constantly having to purchase new clothes, new shoes and other necessities.

Factor in costs for health care and education, along with the occasional present or visit to the pizza parlor, and it is easy for a family's money to be in short supply as the month draws to a close. This is especially true for single parents who have to carry so much of the financial burden themselves.

This is why it is important that child support payments be made in full and on time. When a Texas court designates that one parent must make child support payments, they are legally obligated to do so. To do otherwise is not only illegal, but it could also jeopardize the well-being of the children for whom the money is intended to help support.

If you are not receiving the support payments you need to keep up with your family’s expenses, you may look into rectifying the situation through legal means. A Texas child support lawyer may be able to represent your interests in court. It is even possible that you could receive missed payments retroactively.

Attorney Keith Holloway offers legal services for parents who are trying to secure the money to which they and their children are entitled. He provides an overview of his services on the child support page of this website.

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