Posted on June 30th, 2011
A man from Houston has recently been raising flags in the city’s family court system as he is claiming that he is being forced to pay more than $50,000 in child support for a child that is not his.
The man has been paying child support for the child since 1986. However, he began to suspect that the child was not his when her hair began to turn red. After many years, he underwent a paternity test and learned that there was a zero percent chance that he was the father. When he presented the test to a Houston judge, the judge stated that the man still had to pay his child support because his case was too old.
The man currently owes $52,000 in back child support, $13,000 of which is interest. The man says that the city has been taking money out of his paycheck in order to pay the child support.
If you are having problems with your child support agreement, please contact the Houston child support lawyers of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on June 21st, 2011
A 47-year-old doctor from Alabama is currently awaiting sentencing after he was found guilty of physically abusing his wife. The man was convicted of felony domestic violence by a jury in January.
According to reports from the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, the man attacked his wife in the fall of 2010. He hit in her in the face 30 times until she blacked out, and she suffered a broken arm as well during the attack.
The man is facing two to twenty years in prison for the charges. Under the Alabama statute for domestic violence, he can serve no less than six months in prison. It has been speculated that he will also have his medical license suspended.
If you or someone you love has been abused by a spouse, please contact the Houston domestic violence lawyers of Garg & Associates at 800-242-2151.
Posted on June 15th, 2011
A couple from Houston has been engaged in a legal battle with Child Protective Services since CPS placed a boy in their home to be adopted, only to later take him away from the couple. They are now fighting in a Harris County courtroom for custody of the boy.
CPS allowed the baby boy to live with the couple after he was found to have cocaine in his system when he was born. The couple expressed their wish to adopt the boy, who had siblings living with adoptive parents in Killeen. CPS initially said that they would allow the couple to adopt the boy, however, they then said that he should live with his siblings.
The boy’s biological mother stated in court that she wanted him to stay with the couple because he already grew attached to them. According to the couple’s attorney, “…[the boy] has a home, he has parents, and that’s where he should remain.” The judge will be making a decision in the case on Thursday.
If you or someone you love needs legal help in battling for custody of a child, please contact the Houston child custody lawyers of Garg & Associates, PC, at 800-242-2151.
Posted on June 9th, 2011
After news broke of Arnold Schwarzenegger cheating on his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, for over a decade and fathering a 14-year-old boy, the two are now close to a divorce settlement, and Shriver could be receiving a substantial amount of money.
Some have speculated that Maria may stand to receive $100 million, which is half of Arnold’s net worth that he has gained since being married to Maria. Although it is not known if the two signed a prenuptial agreement before they were married, a prenup would probably no longer have an effect because of the length of time the two were married.
Many factors will go into how much Maria will receive, including how supportive she was during her marriage to Arnold and the pain she went through when learned of his cheating ways.
Infidelity in a marriage can be extremely painful to go through, and prenuptial agreements are a good way to set up guidelines for a divorce if a spouse cheats. To learn more about the usefulness of prenuptial agreements before marriage, please contact the Houston prenuptial agreement attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.
Posted on June 3rd, 2011
It’s no secret that divorce can be extremely hard on children, and custody disputes can be the hardest part of a divorce. Some parents decide to split their children up after a divorce, with one child staying with one parent and his or her sibling staying with the other parent. But how do these kinds of custody agreements affect children?
Sibling relationships can be extremely important to a child’s well-being. If a child is taken away from their sibling, it can have serious detrimental effects as the child grows up. A child who is separated from their sibling not only loses a friend to play with, he or she also loses a confidante who knows what the child is going through.
While separating siblings in custody agreements can have negative effects, there are a few circumstances in which it might be the best option. For instance, if children are given the option of which parent to live with, siblings may decide to choose different parents. It is important that siblings have a say in what parent they will live with so that they can feel a sense of control and stability in an out-of-control situation.
If you or someone you love is going through a divorce and needs to make custody arrangements, please contact the Houston child custody attorneys of Garg & Associates, P.C., at 800-242-2151.