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Texas Child Support Enforcement

Child support enforcement is a problem for most states trying to secure the financial future of children. To help collect unpaid child support, most states have set up child support enforcement agencies that have developed different enforcement techniques.

Under Texas divorce law if you haven't paid child support you could be facing a number of penalties, including:

  • Wage garnishment
  • Interception of tax refunds, lottery winnings or other money due from state or federal sources
  • Liens filed against property or assets
  • Driver's, professional and hunting and fishing licenses suspended
  • Lawsuit filed against the noncustodial parent asking the court to enforce the order
  • Jail sentence

Texas divorce laws outline how the divorce court determines Texas child support. Find out how much child support you can expect to receive from your spouse by speaking to a local Texas divorce lawyer. Connect today by calling 877-349-1310 or filling out a Texas divorce case review form below. Work toward protecting your child's financial future, as well as your own by getting help from a legal professional today.

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The above synopsis of Texas divorce laws is by no means all-inclusive and has been adapted from applicable state laws. These laws may have changed since our last update and there may be additional laws that apply in your situation. For the latest information on these divorce laws, please contact a local Texas divorce lawyer in your area.

Texas divorce laws were last updated May 2009.

Note: Keep in mind that all divorce laws are complex. If you need legal divorce advice or want to fully understand how these laws affect you, please speak with a local divorce attorney.