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December 2012 Archives

Petition claims Panthers' player owes $23K in child support

Houston native Brandon LaFell, a wide receiver for the National Football League's Carolina Panthers, was recently the subject of a dispute over the financial welfare of a toddler. A Texas woman brought a child support enforcement claim against LaFell for the former couple's biological son.

Retired Dennis Rodman's child support debt at $500,000

Former, flamboyant San Antonio Spurs, Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons basketball player Dennis Rodman does not make the millions of dollars today that he once did as a star power forward in the National Basketball Association. Rodman's past still influences the person he is today - a retired athlete and noncustodial father with two children from a previous marriage.

Divorce plans strap, stress spouses through holidays

The announcement of a breakup is often suspended during the holidays. Houston spouses spare the news to one another, children and relatives to avoid awkwardness or embarrassment. No one wants to associate a family-centered holiday season with separation or divorce.

Texas parents get job help to pay child support

Sometimes a parent who fails to pay child support has a reason for not making payments. Expensive health issues and loss of employment are common problems associated with delinquent child support debt. But nonpayment of child support can have serious consequences, some that extend beyond wage garnishment.