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Houston Man Forced to Pay Child Support for Child Not His

A man in Houston has been battling in court for the last 13 years because he has been ordered to pay child support for a child that is not his. Willie Carson has DNA proof that shows that it is not his biological child, nor has he ever supported the child in any way, yet he has been paying child support for over a decade.

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Out of State Parent is Still Required to Pay Child Support

States are required to work together when one parent is out-of-state and not making required child support payments. The Texas Attorney General’s Office, Child Support Division helps parents who are not receiving child support from an out of state parent. The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) controls child support orders that occur over state lines as well as defines the options available for collecting unpaid support.

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Establishing Paternity in Texas

Paternity is the legal identification of a child’s father. When a child is born out of wedlock in Texas, there is no legal father. There is a difference between a legal father and biological father in the eyes of the law, and establishing paternity gives rights to both the child and father involved. Paternity can be established in three different ways under Texas law, and an experienced family law attorney will be able to help you figure out which option is best for your family

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Texas Counties Conducting Child Support Roundups

Over one hundred individuals have been arrested over the past few months in child support roundups happening in counties across the state. Police are working with the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division and through Operation Take Care to hold parents accountable for their failure to pay court-ordered child support.

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