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Collecting child support and the DPPA

If a Texas parent moves out of state in order to avoid paying child support, the other parent might be able to seek punishment for that parent and possible restitution using the Deadbeat Parents Punishment Act. Since 1998, this federal law has helped punish parents who either owe more than $5,000 in child support and have failed to pay support for over a year or who owe more than $10,000 and have failed to pay child support for more than two years.

Gray divorce rates climb in Texas

Although the number of younger couples divorcing is dropping, 'gray divorces," those involving individuals over the age of 50, are climbing steadily. In fact, it has doubled since the 1990s. According to data from the National Center for Health Statistics and U.S. Census Bureau, for every 1,000 married couples who were at least 50 years old, 10 divorced.

Tips for preparing children for divorce

March is the most common month for divorce filings, and it is closely followed by August. Estranged parents in Texas and throughout the country might choose these months because they might be better for children. During March, parents might be able to deal with the requisite legal business while their children are busy with school, but others might prefer August when children are home more and they can spend more time together.

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