Texas Child Support Enforcement Lawyers
If a non-custodial parent is not paying court-ordered child support, the party receiving the payments has legal recourse available. For parents who find themselves in a situation where it is impossible to make court-ordered payments, speak with an attorney before you stop making payments to your ex-spouse or other parents of your child.
From our Plano, Texas, law office, our family law attorneys provide skilled representation and counsel to clients needing assistance with matters such as divorce, custody and support, and modifications or enforcement of child support orders. Contact us for a FREE initial consultation.
Penalties for Contempt of Court
The consequences for not fulfilling child support obligations can be long lasting and far reaching. If found to be in contempt of court orders, the non-custodial parent could be required to reimburse the custodial parent for all court costs and attorneys fees related to the petition for enforcement of child support. Further, penalties may include:
- Suspension of driver’s license
- Suspension of professional license
- Garnishment of paycheck for support and arrearages
- Garnishment of bank accounts
For alleged offenders, you must take swift action if you are charged with contempt of court. The attorneys at The Rachel Firm not only represents parties seeking enforcement of child support, we also serve clients who have allegedly stopped payments ordered in divorce or paternity actions.
Alternatives to Contempt
Though many parents with child support obligations never intend to renege on their responsibilities, some find themselves in unmanageable circumstances. If you have lost your job or have a reduction in income, it is essential to be proactive before finding yourself in arrears. At the Rachel Firm, you will find the help you need to file a modification of your support order, requesting the court to reduce child support payments.
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If you are the recipient of child support or the payer, you will find the legal counsel and representation you need at the Plano Rachel Firm. For a FREE consultation about enforcement of child support and other family law matters, contact The Rachel Firm today.