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Family law options for Texas grandparents

Every day, countless grandparents across the state of Texas and the entire country are confronted by the prospect of taking care of their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Whether there has been a death in the family or one or both parents are unable to care for their children properly, the maternal or paternal grandparents can seek to have legal custody of children involved in the case. That is why it is so important for Texas grandparents to understand their options for obtaining custody of their grandchildren under the law.

Family law options for Texas grandparents

Every day, countless grandparents across the state of Texas and the entire country are confronted by the prospect of taking care of their grandchildren on a full-time basis. Whether there has been a death in the family or one or both parents are unable to care for their children properly, the maternal or paternal grandparents can seek to have legal custody of children involved in the case. That is why it is so important for Texas grandparents to understand their options for obtaining custody of their grandchildren under the law.

Liens as a child support enforcement technique

As a parent, you are probably well acquainted with the many practical and financial obligations that go along with taking care of your children. You may also know, then, how difficult it can be to provide for your kids’ needs and interests when child support is not consistently provided by your children’s other parent. At the Law office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we make it a priority to enforce the terms of a valid child support agreement under whatever means necessary, including imposing liens on parents’ personal accounts in some cases.

Liens as a child support enforcement technique

As a parent, you are probably well acquainted with the many practical and financial obligations that go along with taking care of your children. You may also know, then, how difficult it can be to provide for your kids’ needs and interests when child support is not consistently provided by your children’s other parent. At the Law office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we make it a priority to enforce the terms of a valid child support agreement under whatever means necessary, including imposing liens on parents’ personal accounts in some cases.

Modifying child support orders in the state of Texas

Since child support agreements in Texas, and elsewhere, typically remain in effect until children are at least 18 years of age, it is common for the parents’ circumstances, or children’s needs, to change. In some cases, these changes may necessitate adjustments to existing child support agreements. At The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we often hear from people who have had a change in circumstances, but are unsure if they may be able to seek a child support modification. Therefore, in this post, we will discuss when child support modifications can be sought and under what circumstances they may be awarded.

Modifying child support orders in the state of Texas

Since child support agreements in Texas, and elsewhere, typically remain in effect until children are at least 18 years of age, it is common for the parents’ circumstances, or children’s needs, to change. In some cases, these changes may necessitate adjustments to existing child support agreements. At The Law Office of Roland R. Esparza, P.C., we often hear from people who have had a change in circumstances, but are unsure if they may be able to seek a child support modification. Therefore, in this post, we will discuss when child support modifications can be sought and under what circumstances they may be awarded.

Can I go to jail for not paying child support?

Child support arrangements are legally binding in the state of Texas, and are therefore enforceable under the law. As a result, parents who fail to comply with the terms of an established child support agreement can be subject to a number of enforcement procedures and/or legal penalties. If your child’s other parent has failed to pay child support for whatever reason, he or she could be forced to pay monetary penalties and/or serve a jail sentence.

Can I go to jail for not paying child support?

Child support arrangements are legally binding in the state of Texas, and are therefore enforceable under the law. As a result, parents who fail to comply with the terms of an established child support agreement can be subject to a number of enforcement procedures and/or legal penalties. If your child’s other parent has failed to pay child support for whatever reason, he or she could be forced to pay monetary penalties and/or serve a jail sentence.

The role of the employer in child support enforcement

In order to account for the needs and best interests of children in the state of Texas, court-ordered child support agreements are strictly enforced. As a result, the state implements several techniques to ensure that noncustodial parents fulfill their financial obligations to their children. Wage garnishment is one such technique that is often utilized to recoup unpaid child support, and depends largely on the active participation of employers.

The role of the employer in child support enforcement

In order to account for the needs and best interests of children in the state of Texas, court-ordered child support agreements are strictly enforced. As a result, the state implements several techniques to ensure that noncustodial parents fulfill their financial obligations to their children. Wage garnishment is one such technique that is often utilized to recoup unpaid child support, and depends largely on the active participation of employers.