Rio Grande Valley Case Study

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Failure to pay child support is a problem in the Rio Grande Valley. From my perspective this is a big problem here in the Valley. It’s more common today than before. There are too many unwed mothers, too many divorced families; there are too many women taking care of kids, so it is a problem. Getting divorced can be difficult and in some cases it can become a nightmare. Many children live without their fathers or mothers. Single parents have a difficult task of caring for their child in many cases without the support of the other parent. The Cameron County Sheriff’s Department worked in aggregation with the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division to arrest the men who owed a total of $391,309, Sherriff Omar Lucio aforementioned. According to a Texas Attorney General’s press release, sheriff deputies were instructed to locate and arrest noncompliant parents before they were able to leave their homes for the day. The roundup is a stepped-up attempt to send a message to the public about the…show more content…
This past fiscal year, $68 million was collected in child support in Cameron County alone. The Attorney General's Child Support Division has a responsibility to assist parents in obtaining the financial support necessary for children to grow up and succeed in life and to encourage parental responsibility. The child support division is responsible for locating absent parents, establishing the paternity of children born out of wedlock, establishing child support obligations and medical support, reviewing the order for a possible adjustment, and enforcing and collecting current and outstanding child support. In some of these situations they are working to establish paternity because there has never been a legal relationship between the parent and the child, which has to happen first before child support can be ordered. But for the vast majority of the cases there is an order in
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