TEXAS FATHER SENTENCED TO JAIL TIME FOR OVERDUE CHILD SUPPORT

Child support is often an integral financial support in the life of a child. When payments are late or even nonexistent, it can sometimes be detrimental to the child’s best interest. Sometimes music lessons or new shoes might have to wait until the payments are received — if not something more vital like food or heat payments being made on time by the custodial parent. One Texas father claims that despite falling behind on his child support payments due to a clerical mistake, he was all paid-up when he was sentenced to jail time.

It was a clerical error that originally landed the man in hot water. Apparently, a mistake occurred with his automatic withdrawals from his paycheck, which in turn resulted in shorted child support payments. When he received a notice that he owed several thousand dollars in overdue support payments, he promptly paid it back.

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DIVORCE MAY HELP COUPLE IN UNHEALTHY MARRIAGE IN TEXAS

It’s no secret that going through a divorce can lead to emotional turmoil and stress, even for the person who actually initiated the divorce. This is because the future remains unknown both in terms of potential relationships and finances following divorce in Texas. However, remaining in a marriage that has gone sour can also contribute to health issues — particularly to issues with one’s bones, recent research shows.

Researchers confirmed that men who marry after the age of 25 have healthier bones. Likewise, women whose partners are supportive of them tend to have stronger bones as well. Other benefits of a healthy marriage that includes sex is a lower risk of cancer./

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TEXAS FOOTBALL STAR MAY BE RESPONSIBLE FOR CHILD SUPPORT

A prominent Texans running back is facing claims that he fathered a child last year. The woman — who has chosen to keep her identity a secret — alleges that Arian Foster is the father of her unborn child. If DNA testing proves this to be true, then the Texas football star will be responsible for child support payments.

The woman, known only by the name Brittany, claims that after she broke the news of her pregnancy, Foster insisted that she have an abortion. According to Brittany, the insistence quickly moved beyond that and crossed into harassment. She claims that his family also hounded her.

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MILITARY DIVORCE RATES PARTICULARLY HIGH FOR ACTIVE DUTY WOMEN

The day-to-day stresses of many marriages, such as finances and child care, might be too much for some married couples in the best of situations. Many military families in Texas face those same stressors on top of an already strained lifestyle. A 2012 study revealed that military divorce occurs at a significantly high rate.

It is not just the training or the weeks and months on end spent away from home that can peck away at the foundation of a military marriage. Men and women in combat zones sometimes return home with both physical and emotional trauma that might be difficult for their families to understand. When life-and-death becomes an active part of marriage, it might be more than some spouses can handle.

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