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Loophole to be Closed

September 30, 2007 permalink

For years a small number of fathers, driven to despair after family courts take their children, their homes and their livelihood, have escaped by suicide. The state of Texas is moving to close this loophole. A new bill 80(R) SB 617 makes the estate of deceased parents responsible for child support even after death. The analogy to the mugger who kills a man and takes his wallet does not apply, since Texas is acting in the best interest of the child.