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February 2016 Archives

More than ever, child support is critical for young parents

Being a parent has never been easy and parents have always had to find ways to pay for all the costs of raising a child. While financial challenges have always existed for parents, today's young parents are facing an exceptionally difficult set of circumstances. Parents who are part of the so-called "millennial generation" are trying to manage raising families at a time when costs are rising while wages are falling, or at best, stagnant.

What can I do if a paternity test yields a false result?

One of the most difficult things a man could ever have to deal with is having a woman falsely claim that he fathered her child. One would hope that a paternity test would put the matter to rest. After all, if a DNA test demonstrates that a man could not be the father of the child, then he has an extremely strong case that he should not have to bear the financial burden of providing support.

Mediation is an effective tool for divorce negotiations

Now that same-sex marriage is legal in Texas, gay couples can enjoy the same benefits as their opposite-sex counterparts. But married same-sex couples will also face the same challenges as opposite-sex couples when going through a divorce.

How can I get a soldier's pay garnished for support payments?

If a parent does not live up to his or her child support obligations, it is possible to have that parent's wages garnished so the money can be directly routed to the accounts of the child's other parent. While this method is effective, it is not always easy to arrange. But if the negligent parent is also a service member, the situation can be even more complex.

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