Tuesday, July 8, 2008

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Attorney General Abbott Names Wichita Falls Child Support Employee Assistant Attorney General of the Year

WICHITA FALLS – Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott today recognized Angela Jacob-Ware, an assistant attorney general in the Child Support Division’s Wichita Falls office, for her commitment to Texas children. Jacob-Ware, who was named “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” for the 86-county region based in Lubbock, received the honor Monday at the Statewide Assistant Attorneys General Conference in Austin.

“Angela Jacob-Ware’s hard work and dedication has helped ensure thousands of young Texans have the child support they need to grow healthy and strong,” Attorney General Abbott said. “A committed and selfless public servant, Angela stands out as one of the state’s most dedicated and impressive lawyers. We are grateful to Angela for her commitment to Texas children and the State of Texas.”

AAG of the Year award recipient

Angela Jacob-Ware
Wichita Falls

Deputy Attorney General for Child Support Alicia Key selected one assistant attorney general from each of the state’s eight child support regions and the main office in Austin. Recipients are chosen based on recommendations from their peers and supervisors, with a particular focus on employees who are willing to go beyond their normal duties to serve Texas children. Each recipient demonstrated a desire to help others and enhance the Attorney General’s Child Support Division.

Jacob-Ware, who joined the Office of the Attorney General in 2003, is responsible for establishing legally recognized relationships between children and their unmarried parents. As an assistant attorney general, she also works to establish, enforce and modify court orders for child support and medical support. Jacob-Ware, a graduate of Texas Tech University School of Law, was chosen to be the region’s “Assistant Attorney General of the Year” because of her tremendous customer service skills, courteous relationship with the local attorneys and professional rapport with judges in Wichita Falls and surrounding areas.

Jacob-Ware’s colleagues praise her passion for providing young Texans the financial and medical support they need and deserve.

“Angela has been a wonderful addition to our team,” said Janis Vaughn, senior regional attorney. “Her exceptional family law knowledge and legal skills have gained her well-deserved recognition within the region. Angela is always well prepared and is a valuable asset to the Child Support Division.”

The Attorney General’s Child Support Division offers an array of services to help families,
including locating absent parents; establishing paternity for children born to unmarried parents; establishing, enforcing, and modifying child and medical support orders; and collecting and distributing child support payments.

For more information about the Office of the Attorney General and the child support services it offers, call (800) 252-8014 or visit the agency’s Web site at www.texasattorneygeneral.gov.