On behalf of Stange Law Firm, PC posted in Family Law on Wednesday, September 3, 2014.
Family law is an extremely important legal practice because it affects the relationships individuals have with some of the most important people in their lives, from grandparents to spouses to children. While not everyone needs to explore family law matters in depth, there are plenty of individuals who face serious family law issues, such as domestic violence and divorce. One of the biggest factors in a divorce case is the final verdict regarding children, and while judges always do their best to ensure that divorce agreements are fair, it doesn’t always work perfectly.
A woman in Oklahoma who has been raising children as a single mother says she has gone for years without help from the children’s father or from the state. As admirable as this is in its own right, she recently noticed that nearly $100 were being garnished from her wages every week to pay for child support. She claims that, although the children live with her, her ex-husband is receiving this child support money and he is even using the children to receive food stamps. The husband denies these claims, stating that the children did in fact live with him until very recently.
Issues like this are just a small example of the types of problems that people could run into with family law, and while this is happening in Oklahoma, such a problem could easily befall Missouri residents. The questions of custody and child support are often hotly contested, because while people may seek to escape from a loveless marriage, they almost always want to maintain the relationships they have with their children.
If you are experiencing a family law issue, be it a property dispute or a divorce-related issue, you might wish to consider enlisting legal assistance to help you with your case. An attorney can help you present your stance and ensure that you get the outcome you deserve.
Source: Kfor, “Single mom says she is forced to pay child support for children in her custody,” Chellie Mills, Aug. 28, 2014