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August 14, 2013

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Texas Increases Maximum Child Support Allowed
By Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, National Parents Organization

Rita Fuerst Adams
Rita Fuerst Adams
Recently, the Texas legislature amended the Texas Family Code section 154.215 to increase the monthly “cap” on net income used to calculate child support. This change means that, after September 1, 2013, more net resources will be applied to calculate child support, which can increase the monthly amount paid or received.

Texas calculates child support by using an obligor’s “net resources.” This number is found by taking a parent’s gross income and deducting for federal taxes, social security, Medicare, health insurance costs for the child(ren), union dues, and state income tax, if applicable. A percentage is then applied to the net resources.

Texas uses the following percentages to determine the obligor’s payments:
1 child: 20% of Obligor's Net Resources
2 children: 25% of Obligor's Net Resources
3 children: 30% of Obligor's Net Resources

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The Broken Dialogue On Men’s Rights
By Cathy Young, columnist at Newsday and
Never mind the “war on women:” According to growing numbers of bloggers, activists, and authors — some of them women — it’s males in modern Western society who are under siege and whose rights need defending. Is this the next frontier for gender justice, or a woman-hating backlash? Read more...

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August 13, 2013 by Michael A. Polemeni, Member, Alabama Executive Committee
On August 2nd 2013, The Alabama Affiliate of the National Parents Organization was represented by Michael Polemeni at the Advisory Office of the Courts (AOC) Committee on Child Support and Enforcement. Read more...

Judith Warner Overlooks Husbands Who Made Opting Out Possible for Wives
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Kathleen Dorsett Sentenced to 58 Years for Murder of Husband, Stephen Moore
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Three years ago, Stephen Moore brought his daughter Elizabeth back to her mother’s house after his scheduled visitation with her. Read more...

Time Magazine: Childless Women Oppressed
August 9, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
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‘Outrage’ and Silliness at The Guardian
August 8, 2013 by Robert Franklin, Esq.
If petulance were a virtue, Sadhbh Walshe would have been canonized long ago. Writing here in that bastion of feminist tantrum throwing, The Guardian, she breathlessly takes on London School of Economics researcher Satoshi Kanazawa, all of whose statements are at least defensible and one of which is entirely uncontroversial. Read more...


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