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Why special needs children may require additional child support

Divorce, and particularly deciding child custody and child support, can be emotional and difficult. Custody issues may become more complex when a special needs child is involved. In many cases, the courts aren't quite sure of what your child actually requires to receive proper care. They may not understand why living in a certain neighborhood, with access to a particular school district, is critical for your child's development and future success.

Judge's child support decision favors former Texas NBA player

The professional basketball season has not been a healthy one for ex-Dallas Maverick point guard Steve Nash. The former Texas athlete struggled to overcome a broken leg and other medical issues that kept him on the Los Angeles Lakers' bench for 34 games.

Sperm donor will fight state over child support obligation

A man who donated sperm to help a same-sex couple have a baby is being held liable for support. The child support demand did not originate from the lesbian parents. The order came from child support enforcement officials in a state, like Texas, where same-sex marriages are not recognized.

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.