A recent winner of the $338 million New Jersey Powerball jackpot could be facing arrest. The man is not accused of fraudulently winning his millions, but rather he has $29,000 in unpaid child support to answer for. The man has five children, but appears to have a significant amount of missed payments dating back to 2009. A local Sheriff reports that before winnings are released, the state Lottery Division generally seeks to rectify issues of this matter.
We have discussed the divorce unfolding in Texas between Deion Sanders and his wife of 14 years in various capacities across this blog. There have been allegations of domestic violence, disputes over custody and claims by Deion that all of the media attention surrounding his split is negatively impacting his career and endorsement deals. The couple's divorce trial began this month, and in the latest development, an arbitrator has ruled that the prenuptial agreement the couple signed will be upheld.
While spouses in Texas are in some instances able to part on relatively peaceful terms, this is not always the case. In some instances, divorce is fueled by anger and betrayal. In such contentious and high-conflict divorces, litigation can be long, drawn-out and ultimately expensive. Toward the end, some individuals can be so blinded by a desire for revenge that they are unable to realize that ultimately they are hurting themselves.
For many parents in Texas, there will be sleepless nights in anticipation of telling their child that mom and dad are getting divorced. Many parents fear that the child will invariably be irreparably damaged by the spilt. However, many studies find that this is inaccurate. While divorce will not necessarily be easy for children, it does not have to be permanently damaging the way many parents in Texas fear.
It is no easy feat obtaining a divorce modification following a divorce decree in Texas. However, with the assistance of an experienced family law attorney, there are certain circumstances in which an individual in Houston or elsewhere across the state may be able to obtain a modification of a divorce decree. The most common modifications individuals seek relate to the children exes had together.
The romance of a Valentine's Day wedding likely wore off for one out-of-state bride when she realized that her husband was already married to another woman. Less than a month after the wedding, the second wife is seeking an annulment upon realizing the man she wed is already married to another woman with whom he fathered four children.
Across this blog we have detailed disputes involving donor sperm and eggs that arise from a variety of circumstances. There have been disputes in Texas and elsewhere across the country involving surrogates, parents trying to collect child support from donors, parents trying to claim they did not have parental obligations for children conceived via donor sperm and so much more.
In Texas, establishing parentage through paternity action is in the best interest of the child because it means that once the father is identified, the child will receive the benefits of child support and coverage from another parent for uninsured child healthcare costs. This means that the child's overall health is apt to be better, and the child is also likely to be afforded better housing and schooling following establishing parentage. Of course, the financial obligations for a father that follows establishing paternity benefits the mother as well as she is no longer made to shoulder the entire burden.