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Help! How can you afford child support?

As a parent going through a divorce, you know there is a likelihood that you could need to pay for child support if you are not the primary custodian of your child. The money is intended to help make up for the lost income in a single-parent household. It's there to support your child's education, daily needs and other necessities.

While you know you would pay child support willingly, it may be hard to understand how you could afford it, especially if you don't earn much now or already have your budget stretched.

A shared parenting plan for divorced fathers

As a father going through the divorce process, you may have many concerns about your future relationship with your child. For example, you may be concerned that your ex-wife will get to spend more time with your child.

Your goal is simple: to fight for your legal rights, ensuring that you get to have a hand in raising your child.

5 things to know about late-life divorce

You dedicated your life to raising your children and taking care of your home. While he was in college, you worked two jobs to pay the bills. After he graduated, you took on the role of homemaker and mother.

You sole job was managing the home. Now, here you are, in your mid-sixties facing divorce. How will you be able to live? You haven't had a resume for more than 30 years, so getting a job will be difficult.

Wife sanctioned $150,000 in Texas divorce

Texas is a no-fault divorce state, which means that a spouse can ask a court for a divorce without a fault-based reason such as adultery or abuse. It also means that the other spouse's consent is not needed.

In other words it only takes one spouse to end a marriage. However, the other spouse does need to be properly notified of the divorce proceedings.

That's because a divorce is a lawsuit and under the rules of civil procedure, all parties to lawsuits must be given proper notice and the opportunity to defend themselves.

Another rule of divorce court is that people are not allowed to forum shop, meaning that people are not permitted to file their divorce in multiple courts to get the best outcome.

A Texas woman is being accused of violating both of these rules and could be sanctioned up to $250,000 as a result.

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