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May 20 2013

Establish paternity at birth

The birth of a baby brings joy, hope, love and happiness. And, for unmarried couples, the life-changing experience also brings an added responsibility- establishing paternity for their child. Establishing paternity is one of the most important jobs the Attorney General’s Child Support Division performs, because it guarantees a legal relationship between a father and his …

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Apr 03 2012

Thank you, volunteers!

By Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott In recognition of National Volunteer Appreciation Week (April 15-21), the employees of the Attorney General’s Child Support Division would like to thank its volunteers for their service and dedication to the children of Texas. Each year, volunteers across the state help the Office of the Attorney General serve Texas …

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Aug 02 2011

Law signed to prevent sexting

By Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott A disturbing new practice known as sexting has become increasingly common among teenage children. This term is used to describe sending or receiving sexually explicit images via mobile telephones. When sexting involves images of minors it can become an issue for law enforcement, because sending or receiving sexually explicit …

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May 25 2011

Young Texans warned: Top law enforcement officials caution that texting while driving endangers everyone on the road

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and Texas Department of Public Safety Director Steve McCraw warned young Texans not to read or send text messages while driving. During a joint appearance in Dallas, Attorney General Abbott and Director McCraw discussed the danger that young drivers pose to themselves and others when they attempt to text and …

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Mar 17 2011

Beware of charitable scams during Japan relief effort

In wake of the earthquake and resulting tsunami that has caused widespread disaster in Japan and some areas of the U.S., the Office of the Attorney General is cautioning generous Texans to carefully vet relief organizations before making any charitable contributions. By doing a little research, well-meaning Texans can ensure their dollars actually help the …

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Feb 09 2011

Texas AG supports sexting prevention legislation

Under proposed law, teens must make court appearance and complete education program about sexting’s consequences. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today joined State Sen. Kirk Watson, who announced the filing of Senate Bill 407, legislation that will help curb the dangerous practice of sexting. If enacted, SB 407 would classify a sexting offense as a …

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