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What happens if child support isn't paid?

Texan parents who get a divorce will have to deal with matters of child support in addition to everything else. In some cases, a parent may be worried about their estranged spouse not making their child support payments despite court orders. However, there are ways that these orders are enforced.

Understanding jail time for not paying child support

At the Law Offices Of Keith E. Holloway, we understand that child support payments may be a financial burden to many Texans. However, we also know that the consequences for non-payment of child support are serious. In most cases, you might face the loss of your driver’s license and professional licenses, and you could have your wages garnished. However, in some situations, you could go to jail for not paying child support.

The drawbacks of sole and joint custody

Texan parents have two primary options to choose from when they're divorcing and dealing with matters of child custody. One option is called sole custody, in which one parent is the primary custodian. The other is joint custody, in which the primary care position is shared. Each have their own unique benefits and drawbacks. Today, we'll take a look at the drawbacks.

Could your spouse withhold income to affect your child support?

As you know, the child support your ex-spouse pays is based on his or her income. It can be frustrating, as well as problematic, if your ex is dishonest about income to avoid paying what you are entitled to receive in child support. Being a single parent in Texas is difficult, and the child support you receive can significantly make a difference in your children’s well-being.

Can your ex or the courts monitor how you spend child support?

Like most custodial parents in Texas, you rely on child support to help you take care of your children’s needs and make ends meet each month. You might worry whether someone officially keeps tabs on how you spend the child support you receive, especially if your ex often questions where the money goes.

Requesting a child support order modification in Texas

If you currently have a Texas court order requiring that you must pay child support, a time may come when you feel as if the amount you must pay should change. Maybe you lost your job and are now making less money than you were when the order first took effect, or maybe you now have more children to support than you did when the initial amount was determined. At the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway, we understand the steps you must take to request a child support modification in Texas, and we have helped many clients modify child support so that the amount owed became more manageable.

Defining the "best interests" of children

If you are a Texas resident preparing to adopt the child you have been fostering, there are some things you should know about how the courts view the best interest of the child. At the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway, we have helped numerous families navigate the process of determining what is in the best interest of a minor. 

What does your child need for an enriched life?

Texan parents like you will have to ask yourselves this exact question when heading into a divorce. Child support payments are a way for both parents to continue having a hand in raising their child even after splitting up, and in many cases, these payments are necessary to the child's overall quality of life.

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