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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)

Posted September 22nd, 2015 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Divorce isn’t easy. Typically, it’s a long, emotional and drawn out time in your life that you never imagined would be a part of your story. While we all agree that getting a divorce isn’t easy – there are several ways that we can make the divorce process easier. Communicate with your Ex Sounds crazy,

Posted January 23rd, 2014 | by The Red Headed Lawyer

Texas Supreme Court ruling in 2013: A father and mother agreed that the father’s child support obligation would cease if he voluntarily relinquished his parental rights. The father signed an affidavit of relinquishment, but the mother never filed the affidavit with the court. Nine years later, the OAG sought to modify the father’s child support