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Texas child support: Woman fights over 20 years later for support

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Texas parents in the midst of a child support battle may struggle to make ends meet. Legal assistance is available for people in this situation, but collecting may not always be easy. Recently, a woman has come forward to accuse a former politician of owing her a huge amount of child support money.

The woman had been involved in a battle spanning decades over the money, but her case has been transferred several times to different courts with no new action since 2008. The ex-husband was once well known in politics, but his personal troubles began to overshadow his political aspirations when he and his ex-wife became involved in an acrimonious divorce and custody battle years ago. He fled the country with the children during the custody battle, but she was able to retrieve the boys and raise them into adulthood.

His attorney claims that the past child support judgments are no longer enforceable, but another attorney reviewed the case and believes some may still be viable. She is reportedly not seeking back payments, only the enforcement of the judgments from the past. The man is now believed to be living in a property worth over $1 million dollars, but his ex-wife claims she is surviving on disability payments.

When a Texas parent does not receive the child support they are owed, they can seek enforcement through the courts. Although these battles are not always easy, non-payment of child support can place parents in a difficult financial situation. Receiving those payments can make a huge difference in a child's life and can take the stress off of a parent trying to meet the stringent financial demands of single parenthood.

Source: CJOnline.com, "Ex-wife: Former legislator owes child support," Andy Marso, Jan. 14, 2013

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