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Methods for altering the amount of child support payments

Situations in Texas that might justify a reduction in child support include job loss, disability, emancipation of a minor or a substantial rise in income for the custodial parent. If a government agency is managing the support order, then a parent can request a change. If both parents agree to a new amount and prepare the financial paperwork, the agency could make the alteration official.

Potential system could standardize child support enforcement

When single parents raising their children in Texas don't receive their court-mandated child support payments, it can be a major source of stress and anxiety. Child support payments can be critical to covering the everyday expenses of raising children, including daycare or after-school care and extracurricular activities. Raising children can be very expensive, and when a former partner fails to pay child support, many parents struggle to deal with state bureaucracies to push for enforcement of the child support order. The federal government is currently proposing the development of a national network for child support enforcement throughout the country.

How to choose living arrangements when a marriage ends

One pressing question that a divorcing individual in Texas needs to consider is where he or she will live once the divorce becomes final. One option may be to remain in the family home. It might also be possible to buy a new home or choose to rent a home or apartment. For many, renting is ideal as it provides a fresh start without the need to commit to an address for more than a few months.

How divorce will affect taxes

Taxes are one of the many things that are affected when Texas couples get a divorce. If the divorce was in effect by the end of 2017, then the people involved should file their taxes separately. If they were separated but not yet legally divorced by that date, they can file jointly or separately.

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