A large part of the current president's financial agenda is to make drastic reductions in federal spending and pass down control to the Texas state level in most areas of government. However, the Child Support Technology Fund may be one program that shifts control to the federal government.
Monitoring and collecting unpaid child support has been a persistent problem for lawmakers in Texas and around the country. The Family Support Act, which was passed by Congress in 1995, requires states to set up child support enforcement and collection systems, but efforts to comply have been stymied in many parts of the country by technology issues and budgetary constraints. However, the 2019 budget proposal from the Trump administration contains a proposal that seeks to tackle the issue by setting up a new fund.
Texas fans of the TV show "Grey's Anatomy" might be aware that one of its actors, Jesse Williams, has been going through a divorce. In January, a judge ordered an increase in the amount of child and spousal support paid by Williams. He was paying $33,242 monthly in support, and his payments will go up to over $50,000 each month.
Texas fans of actress Jodie Sweetin may have heard that she and her third husband, Morty Coyle, divorced. The two married in 2012, and she filed for legal separation in 2013. The divorce was final in 2016.
For many single parents in Texas, raising a child goes along with worrying about everyday expenses and other financial financial needs. Child support disputes are often stressful and unpleasant affairs, but they are necessary when making legal determinations about the best interests of the child. Celebrity parents are not exempt from child support obligations and disputes; this much is made clear with a case involving a male model who rose to fame after his mugshot went viral on social media.
Many Texas parents may have trouble affording to care for their children when the other parent suddenly stops paying child support. Even those who have celebrity status or who have ex-spouses who are celebrities can have trouble with nonpayments. For example, Dean McDermott's ex-wife reportedly went back to court after she alleged that he stopped making child support payments.
Texas baseball fans might be interested in learning that Detroit Tiger star Miguel Cabrera has been sued by a woman in Florida for reportedly reducing child support payments he has been paying to her. Cabrera has been married since 2002 and has three children with his wife.
Most Texas noncustodial parents are committed to providing for their children. However, individuals can and do fall behind on child support payments. When this happens, child support agencies and the courts will sometimes seek to garnish the parent's paychecks.
Texas reality television fans and those who like to keep up with the Kardashians might be interested in the details of an agreement between Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna. The two settled their child support dispute centering on their daughter, Dream Kardashian, and will share custody of the child going forward. Rob Kardashian will make child support payments in the amount of $20,000 per month to Chyna.
The attorney general for Texas says that 14,779 vehicle registrations were denied to noncustodial parents since a new child support law went into effect in September 2016. The law allows the state to deny vehicle registration renewals to those who have gone six months or more without making a child support payment. Drivers are sent a letter 90 days before their registrations expire. It gives an explanation as to how they can get compliant with the law.