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What Expenses Does Child Support Cover?

During the process of filing for divorce, you may be ordered by the court to make child support payments. In Texas, the parent that does not have custody of the child is typically responsible for paying child support. Texas law does not specify exactly what child support may cover. This ambiguity can lead to arguments between former spouses. Child support may cover broad range of expenses that are related to the benefit of the child. Payments might be spent on: Basic necessities: Payments could be used to help pay for food, clothing, mortgage and rent payments. In addition, payments could also be used to help pay for utility bills. Medical support: The court may require the noncustodial parent to pay the medical expenses of a child. In Texas, health insurance policy payments are an additional type of child support. The key thing to remember is that payments are supposed to…
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Can Filing for Bankruptcy Stop Collection Attempts?

Creditors have several options to recoup their losses if you have defaulted on your debt obligations. They may seek a judgment in court to garnish your wages. If you have fallen behind on mortgage payments, then your creditor could foreclose on your home. These are only two possible examples of what can happen when you become delinquent or default on debts. However, you may be able to temporarily stop these collection attempts by filing for bankruptcy. An automatic stay is issued after your bankruptcy application is filed. It can prevent collection attempts that include: Foreclosure: If you have fallen behind on mortgage payments, then the automatic stay could prevent your lender for foreclosing on your house. You could even file for bankruptcy at the last possible minute to prevent foreclosure. Wage garnishments: The automatic stay can stop most types of wage garnishments. For example, it could stop wage garnishments that…
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Can I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test?

One of the most common mistakes people make during a DWI stop is to submit to a field sobriety test. These are tests that require you to exit the vehicle to perform certain movements or actions. Three tests are sanctioned by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. You may be asked to exit your vehicle to walk heel-to-toe in a straight line. Police officers may ask you to stand on one leg and count. In other cases, you could be asked to focus your gaze and follow the police officer’s finger. All of these tests have on aspect in common – they are set up to make you fail. If you are pulled over in Texas on suspicion of a DWI, you can refuse a field sobriety test. Should I Refuse a Field Sobriety Test? There are many reasons why you could fail a field sobriety test even if you…
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