Getting older in this country can be difficult. The elderly can lose mental faculties and have to rely on other for even the most basic things. They are often the targets of unscrupulous people who would take advantage of them financially. Many also end up outliving their retirement funds or have unexpected medical problems that leave them destitute. However, there are legal steps that can be taken to ensure that they problems they face are lessened or avoided altogether.
Non-custodial parents are legally required, in most cases, to offer financial support to the custodial parents of their children. The child support obligations of the non-custodial parent will be laid out in either a court order or a court-approved settlement agreement. If the parent fails to pay his or her child support obligations each month, he or she could get in serious trouble with the law.
The Texas Legislature is considering a new law that could bring an end to "no fault" divorces if it's voted into law. The lawmakers who want the new bill are saying that it's too easy for divorces to happen right now. They say that if one spouse wants out, and the other spouse wants to keep the marriage intact, the spouse who wants a divorce should have to prove his or her case.