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Enforcement for Child Support Agreements


When couples achieve divorce, a connection often remains between them; through spousal alimony or particularly, child custody, visitation, and child support. Failure to abide by court orders can place a parent in a criminal position. In cases where parents fail to pay their child support and/or uphold visitation and custody agreements, certain measures can be taken to establish justice and the best circumstances for the children involved.


Under Federal and Texas law, a parent who consistently neglects paying Texas child support can be held in contempt of the court and have a warrant for arrest issued for them. In many cases, they can face serious jail time as consistent neglect of child support is considered a felony in Texas. When one parent is not abiding by their legal responsibility, the other parent can contact the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. With their support, and the support of a child support attorney, the parent can force the neglecting parent to pay their dues and suffer the consequences of failing to do so.


Child Custody and visitation rights are typically outlined in detail in the court order/agreement once a divorce is finalized. If a parent fails to comply with the order, they may be held in contempt of the court. However, it is not often easy to prove one parent is in contempt of the court. Therefore, it is important to keep records and evidence of the parent’s failure to comply. If there is a risk one parent may kidnap the child, the law enforcement office should be contacted and informed immediately. It is paramount in these situations to obtain the legal advice and assistance of a qualified and experienced family law attorney to help the parent pursue justice and protection for their child. There are a number of ways to go about enforcing custody agreements.


When dealing with such a situation, our experienced child support attorneys of Dallas, Texas can provide you the best options available for your specific case. Our family law attorneys have more than 20 years of combined experience of working on family law matters including divorce, child custody, child support, and enforcement of court orders. You can schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with one of our attorneys to discuss your case in detail and get their knowledgeable opinion. You can call us at 972.789.1664, email us at contact@dallasarealaw.com, or filling out the form on the top of this page to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION with us. We look forward to providing you a dedicated legal service for your child support case.


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