Defending Against a Child Support Enforcement Case

When faced with a child support enforcement case, especially amidst allegations of Title 4D corruption of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, it’s crucial to understand your legal defenses. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, is here to guide you through these complexities in today’s blog post.

Understanding Payment Defenses in Enforcement Cases

In child support cases, the evidence of payment is typically straightforward. However, there are several defenses you can present. This is especially true if you’ve made payments not recorded by the Attorney General’s child support registry. Ensuring that all your payments, including direct ones to your ex-spouse, get acknowledged is crucial.

Challenges with Non-Registry Payments

If you’ve made payments outside the official child support registry, be ready to confront challenges. Enforcement suits typically do not consider these payments. They may categorize these payments as gifts, particularly when specified in your Divorce Decree. Additionally, your lawyer can actively support your case by illustrating your commitment to complying with the court’s orders, even if full payments were not made.

The Role of Title 4D Corruption in Child Support

“Title 4D” typically refers to Title IV-D of the Social Security Act. Title IV-D governs the Child Support Enforcement program in the United States. It is not typically linked to corruption. Instead, it delineates federal regulations and guidelines for child support enforcement at the state level. This process actively aids in ensuring that parents fulfill their financial responsibilities toward their children.

Title 4D corruption allegations can complicate enforcement cases. It’s essential to work with an attorney who understands the intricacies of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and how it impacts child support enforcement. They can navigate the complexities and ensure your rights are protected. 

The Impact of Additional Expenses on Child Support Cases

Payments towards diapers, medical care, and extracurricular activities can sometimes be considered for leniency. However, this can also lead judges to believe you have the means to pay the required child support, potentially complicating your defense.

The Judge’s Decision and Potential Sentences

After reviewing the evidence, a judge will decide on a sentence, which could include jail time or fines for each violation. Community supervision is an alternative to jail time, but it comes with its fees and restrictions.

Strategy for Enforcement Hearings

The key takeaway from enforcement hearings is the importance of adhering to your Final Decree of Divorce. Hence, payments should ideally be made through the Child Support Registry to avoid disputes. Hiring an experienced attorney can help turn intricate details and circumstances into strong defenses.

If you find yourself embroiled in a child support enforcement case, remember that compromise can sometimes prevent a hearing. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, has seasoned attorneys skilled in handling these cases, whether you’re seeking enforcement or defending against it. For detailed guidance and a free consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us. We are available six days a week to address your concerns.


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Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC | Houston, Texas Enforcement Lawyers

The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, routinely handles matters that affect children and families. If you have questions regarding order enforcement, it’s essential to speak with one of our Houston, TX EnforcementLawyers right away to protect your rights.

Our enforcement lawyers in Houston, TX, are skilled at listening to your goals during this trying process and developing a strategy to meet those goals. Contact the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC by calling (281) 810-9760 or submit your contact information in our online form. The Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, handles enforcement cases in Houston, Texas, Cypress, Klein, Humble, Kingwood, Tomball, The Woodlands, Houston, the FM 1960 area, or surrounding areas, including Harris County, Montgomery County, Liberty County, Chambers County, Galveston County, Brazoria County, Fort Bend County, and Waller County.

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