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My Daughter is in South Africa with 3 young children almost destitute. They lived in Houston for 12 years. He promised her $2000 per month and agreed to allow the kids to move to South Africa. Now he has turned bitter and pays a pittance of around $200 per month. Claiming unemployed. Does State of Texas provide legal support in alimony matters. I am based in Vancouver and can chat if required. Rgds Barry McNamee

Lawyer's Assistant: Because family law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Texas.

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No. Looking for one who wont charge my daughter a fortune.

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My Son in Law had issued her with a divorce notification from Washington State where he was residing on a temporary basis.

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Texas provides assistance through their DA's office for RESIDENTS of Texas to collect child support not being paid by people residing in Texas. If he is living in Texas and has not paid child support to her, she can go through Child Support Enforcement in Texas for legal collection assistance, but for alimony she would need to hire an attorney in Texas and pursue him in court.

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