Marivonne R. Essex, "The Red Headed Lawyer"

Posted October 31st, 2022 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

It is safe to say that it is in the best interest of Texas (and likely all states) to make it easier as possible for parents to comply with the terms of a divorce. No one is served by complexity or bureaucracy, and this certainly applies to anyone making court-ordered child support payments. Given the

Posted February 22nd, 2021 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Anyone who has watched “Dateline” may already be familiar with the term “imputed income,” which in Texas is referred to as “deemed income.” These crime drama shows often feature someone (usually the husband) who is trying to avoid financial obligations to his or her children. But what is deemed income, and how does a court

Posted May 3rd, 2018 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Are you a non-custodial parent who is ordered to pay child support in Texas? If so, listen up. This article may save you a ton of money. First, a little background. Child support is ordered initially as part of a divorce, paternity case, child support review order (Attorney General action), or suit affecting the parent-child

Posted October 27th, 2017 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Transcription below: Good morning, I’m Marivonne Essex and I’m the Red Headed Lawyer, and I’d like to talk to you today about some common misconceptions that people have about divorce, and children in Texas. One of the most common misconceptions is how child support is calculated in Texas. People frequently come in to me and

Posted July 11th, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

In the old west, if you were convicted of certain crimes your punishment would be forfeiture of your horse. This was a serious punishment – at that time your alternative transportation options were quite limited. Texas is taking a page out of the old west when it comes to dealing with anyone who falls far

Posted February 25th, 2016 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

One of my goals is to bring awareness to families in The Greater Houston area of programs that are offered right in our backyard. There are several families who find themselves needing assistance and I’ve outlined two programs which are beneficial in helping with child support payment, and collections. The Noncustodial Parent Choices (NCP Choices)