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Lottery winner owes $29,000 in child support

Winning the lottery can be a dream come true for many people, as the winnings can provide the means to upgrade from a current standard of living, whether by buying a new car or home, traveling the world or simply allowing the winner the freedom to follow his passion rather than merely holding down a job. And while many lottery-winner-hopefuls bemoan the taxes that must be paid on the winnings, any Texas child support attorney can point to another consequence: states can deduct any unpaid child support from the winnings.

Man ordered to pay more than $20,000 in child support

When a divorce or separation involves children, the issue of child support is likely to arise. It is important that money is made available so that children can have the resources they need and deserve. When child support goes unpaid, a Texas child support attorney can help parents ensure that their children's needs are met. One recent case illustrates how helpful an attorney can be in these situations.

Dozens of Dallas parents arrested for failure to pay child support

When a court orders child support payments, the court is protecting the best interests of the child or children. These payments help provide resources for children's necessities, as well as educational expense and some extracurricular expenses as well. But as any Dallas child support lawyer knows, some parents who are ordered to pay child support forget these purposes of child support, and fail to make payments to the custodial parent.

46 percent of Dallas child support payments are delinquent

For many non-custodial parents, child support can be a point of contention. While the intent behind child support payments is to provide for the child's necessities and enhance the child's life, good intentions alone are not enough to guarantee payment, as any Dallas child support lawyer knows.

Former Dallas Football Player Seeks Modification of Child Support

Child support payments are intended to provide support for a child's needs. However, any Dallas child support lawyer knows that child support can also go beyond mere basic necessities, to include funds for school, medical costs and extracurricular activities as well.

Child Support Solutions Helpful for Texas Single-Parent Families

Financial issues are a priority for all Americans right now and single mothers are no exception. Studies of 2010 census data show that households headed by single women have a poverty rate that is nearly three times the national average. Dallas is no exception - the poverty rate of single mothers throughout Texas is about the same as the national figure, even though the Texas economy is improving overall. The issue of supporting single mothers is not unfamiliar to a Dallas child support lawyer. Many single mothers continue to struggle to pay bills and provide for their families.