In Texas, nearly 128,000 fathers are paying child support to children who are not theirs. However, a new law is aiming to reduce this statistic.
For example, a Harris County man has been paying $1,400 a month in child support for two children who are not actually his, according to a recent DNA test. Until recently, the law stated that even if a man discovered that he was not the father of the child for whom he was paying child support, he had to continue to pay because it was in the best interest of the child.
The new law gave men until September 1 to ask for DNA testing to show the court that the children receiving their financial support is not theirs. However, if a man found out in the past year that he was not the father, he can still petition the court after the deadline.
Despite potentially releasing men from paying child support to children who are not theirs, critics are still against the limited time period in which men have to file these petitions.
Dennis Rodman is in court after being charged with contempt of court after allegedly failing to pay child and spousal support. Rodman could face jail time if he does not pay what his ex-wife claims that he owes. His sentencing day has just been pushed back because his representation stated that Rodman has made payments.
Rodman will be back in Orange County court on May 29 unless he pays the $860,000 that he allegedly owes to his ex-wife, Michelle Rodman. Rodman was ordered to pay $50,000 a month in total support in 2010, this figure was later pushed back to $4,500 after his lawyer claimed that the original payment was ‘unrealistic.’ Rodman pays child support for these two children and a son from another relationship.
If you or a loved one has not received the child support that he or she is owed for your children, contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates, P.C. by calling 817-756-4040 today.
Terrell Owens, former Dallas Cowboy, who is currently playing in the Indoor Football League, may face jail time for unpaid child support.
The mother of Owens’ child has recently filed a petition against him stating that she wants him to be fined or jailed for not paying the fine.
Owens attempted to lower the court ordered child support payments by stating that the football lockout made it impossible to make the payments. Earlier in the year, Owens had to foreclose on two of his homes.
If you or a loved one has not been receiving the child support that you deserve in order to provide essential to your children, contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.
Rapper, DMX, may owe $1 million in back child support to a woman who claims that he has not paid in 10 years.
According to court documents, DMX has requested a paternity test because he does not think that the 10-year-old child is his. Results of the DNA test are still pending.
DMX has asked the judge to allow him to leave the country in order to sing in a concert overseas because this is usually not allowed when in the middle of a paternity case. The woman has now filed papers stating the she is owed nearly $1 million from the rapper.
If you or a loved one has been receiving the child support that your child needs, contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.
South Dakota has been known to be one of the best in the nation for collecting child support, but in the past two years, the amount of unpaid child support has jumped nearly $20 million.
According to data from the state’s Department of Social Services, unpaid child support totaled to $138,125,329 at the end of the 2011 fiscal year.
From the fiscal year 2007 to the fiscal year 2011, the increase in child support cases have risen to 41,581 from 37, 249. Officials are concerned to see that this has been a national trend in the past few years. According to the most recent data, unpaid child support rose to $110 billion for the fiscal 2010.
If you or a loved one has not been receiving the child support that you are owed, this can have devastating effects on your children. Contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.
Rapper, Gucci Mane, has reached a child support agreement with his ex-girlfriend and will not be paying over $2,000 a month for his 4-year-old son.
Court records show that the rapper makes roughly $24,908 a month and it has now established through a Georgia court that the he will pay$2,026 a month.
It was also decided that his ex-girlfriend will have primary physical custody of the child and he will have visitation rights. Sources say that the decision were made very amicably.
If you or a loved one are is in need of child support and are having trouble receiving it, contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040.
A Marine filed a lawsuit claiming that his ex-wife slandered his name she allegedly called his employer claiming that he was failing to pay child support that she was owed.
According to the lawsuit, the woman’s statements are defamatory and they are slanderous to his character. The woman filed a counter lawsuit as a result because her representation said that nothing she has said is false.
The couple divorced in November 2010 after 14 years of marriage and the wife was granted custody of the couple’s two children, ages 12 and 14. The woman was granted $1,396 in monthly child support and he has not paid it. The woman said that she filed the suit to find out when she would get the money.
If you or a loved one has not been receiving the child support that he or she deserves, contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.
A father in New Mexico recently received a child support bill in the mail that stated that he owed $84,000 in back payments.
The man stated that he was shocked when he received the letter because he pays his child support bill every month. The man contacted the local new station for help because he said that he felt completely helpless.
The news station stepped into help with the investigation and found that the bill came from an issue with how he paid the child support. The man does not owe the child support to the state, but he said that it ruined his credit and his license has been revoked because it was thought that he owed that much.
If you or a loved one has not been receiving the child support payments that you and your children deserve, contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.
Former NFL player, Terrell Owens, has filed papers in court in order to lower three child support payments because he said that he makes $0 a month.
A warrant was recently issued for his arrest after he missed a court date with the mother of one of his children. It was later found out that he had children with three other women and he has filed paperwork to lower the payments with three of them. Owens has recently put all but two of his homes up for sale and his home in Georgia is being foreclosed upon.
If you or a loved one has not been receiving the child support that you deserve, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040.
According to court reports, Val Kilmer has sold his New Mexico ranch for $18.5 million. The ranch was originally put on the market for $33 million, but was dropped twice in order for it to sell.
The reason the ranch was put on the market was because it was in the middle of a legal dispute between Kilmer and his ex-wife.
His ex-wife, whom he split with in 1996, demanded this ranch as a part of the child support payments that he owed her for their two kids. The woman alleged that Kilmer had fallen behind on his $27,500/month child support payments.
If you or a loved one has not been receiving the child support that you are owed in order to support your children, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Colleyville child support lawyers of Alexander & Associates by calling 817-756-4040 today.