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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.

The cost of getting divorced

In every state in the country including Texas, every day there are couples that make the difficult decision to get divorced. During the process of divorce, many practical issues arise that must be faced while also managing personal emotions. These can include child custody and associated visitation plans, child support and spousal support. Other divorce legal issues pertaining to property division determinations can be affected by the existence of prenuptial agreements.

The cost of getting divorced

In every state in the country including Texas, every day there are couples that make the difficult decision to get divorced. During the process of divorce, many practical issues arise that must be faced while also managing personal emotions. These can include child custody and associated visitation plans, child support and spousal support. Other divorce legal issues pertaining to property division determinations can be affected by the existence of prenuptial agreements.

Child support glitch results in jail time for father

Divorces involving minor children can be among the most complicated and heart-wrenching. Loss of time with children and the associated pain that brings is truly unparalleled in the world of divorce. Additionally, there are commonly financial impacts such as monthly child support payments. For spouses that are ordered to pay child support, the strain can be great if job situations or other incidents reduce their income. When this happens, child support enforcement can lead to wage garnishments or even jail time.

Child support glitch results in jail time for father

Divorces involving minor children can be among the most complicated and heart-wrenching. Loss of time with children and the associated pain that brings is truly unparalleled in the world of divorce. Additionally, there are commonly financial impacts such as monthly child support payments. For spouses that are ordered to pay child support, the strain can be great if job situations or other incidents reduce their income. When this happens, child support enforcement can lead to wage garnishments or even jail time.

The ins and outs of child support in Texas

Couples in Texas who get divorced when they have children under the age of 18 still at home must generally agree on many things regarding the children. This includes with whom the children will live what holidays each parent will have with his or her children and who will have legal power to make major decisions for the children. In addition, one spouse is often required to make child support payments to the other spouse.