Child Support Enforcement
Compassionate Family Law Attorneys in Houston, Texas
The Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General in Texas is responsible for establishing, modifying, and enforcing child support orders in the state. If the other parent has fallen behind in child support payments and is refusing to pay the required amount, there are several options you have to seek relief. At the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC, we stay up to date on federal and state laws regarding child support and enforcement. Our Houston family lawyers will work tirelessly to meet your specific needs.
Call our firm today at (281) 810-9760 to receive knowledgeable legal assistance with child support enforcement.
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Child Support Enforcement Measures in Texas
If a parent fails to abide by a child support order, he or she may face serious penalties. The Child Support Division will use several measures to force the non-complying parent to pay the necessary amount. Even if a parent lives out of state, the child support order still applies. The paying parent must send regular, scheduled payments to the receiving parent as ordered by the court.
Child support enforcement measures in Texas include:
- Withholding wages
- Filing liens against property or assets
- Intercepting federal income tax refund checks, lottery winnings, and other state or federal funds
- Suspending the driver’s license, hunting license, fishing license, and professional license
Noncustodial parents who are 3 months overdue in child support payments, and who are not complying with a voluntary repayment schedule, may have their driver's license suspended. Their dental licenses, medical licenses, and law licenses to hunt and fish may also be suspended. The petitioning parent may file a lawsuit against the paying parent, asking the court to enforce the original order. Depending on the circumstances, the judge may impose a jail sentence on the non-complying parent and enter a judgment regarding past-due child support payments.
Call Our Houston Family Law Attorneys Today at (281) 810-9760
If you are seeking child support payments from a non-complying parent, the Law Office of Bryan Fagan, PLLC is here to help. We know how to file the necessary documents and work with government agencies to enforce the original child support order. Our compassionate Houston child support lawyers will walk you through the process as you seek the financial relief you deserve. We know this is a sensitive issue, and will use effective and tailored legal strategies for your case.
Contact our office today to request a free consultation.