If you owe back child support, your tax refund may be subject to an interception. Think of it like this: The football is the tax refund. The parent who has the obligation to pay child support is the intended receiver. The quarterback is the Department of Treasury and the Treasury Offset Program is the interception.
Bills, Bills, Bills: The Destiny of Texas Family Law During the 86th Legislative Session
January 8, 2019 marked the beginning of a 140-day sprint for 150 House members and 31 Senators to create or fine tune the family laws in Texas. While there was only been a handful of family law bills filed before the Legislature convened at noon, you can expect that by March, there will be tons of bills, bills, bills.
“Don’t Doubt Yourself. Trust Me You Need Me.”: Barristers, Bees and Bold Pro Se Parties
"Lawyers (Barristers) and Bees have something in common. They both perform a task that is vital to society."--Your Family Law Attorney
Under his Eye: The Role of Domestic Violence in Texas Family Law
By: E.A. Putman In The Handmaid’s Tale, an adaptation of the beloved 1986 dystopian novel by Canadian author Margaret Atwood , "Under his eye" is a greeting, but it is also a constant reminder to the oppressed that there is no safe way to escape. In today's society, the phrase can be a nod to the …
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Mistaken Paternity in the Era of Maury: The Conversation Surrounding Testing for Unmarried Couples
Much like pre-nuptial agreements, paternity testing for unmarried partners may be a touchy subject. Does the truth of a biological father's identity outweigh the seemingly uncomfortable conversation of paternity testing for unmarried partners?
Changes in Texas Child Support Law You Probably Did Not Know About
For lawsuits filed or modified on or after September 1, 2018, the amount of the child support package may* increase.
Divorce ROOKie: How to Make Moves to Become One of the Games Most Powerful Pieces
By: Jazmyne Betters In the game of chess, the Rook is the piece that starts in the back corner, unable to make any moves. In the beginning of the divorce process, a person may feel like they are backed into a corner, unable to do anything. When and if the right moves are made, the …
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Checkmate: How to Co-Parent When Your Ex Has a New Mate
Relationships boil down to a two things–communication and respect. The parents have an obligation to their children first and to decide what is in their best interest.
Summer Time Fine: The Impact Back Child Support Can Have on Your Summer Plans
By: Angelica Olunkwa While summer time in Texas means floating the river and road trips to South Padre Island, many individuals plan to travel abroad. With reasonable flight prices and a 2.5 hour travel time, Cancun, Mexico and Cozumel, Mexico have long been popular resort towns for many Houstonians. While the anticipation of white sand …
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