Failing to pay child support in Texas is an extremely serious offense. Take, for example, the recent case of a Texas man who was sent to jail for six months for not paying his child support. While that may not seem like anything noteworthy -- after all, people are put in jail all the time for not paying child support -- in this case, the oversight is being blamed on a clerical error. You see, the father apparently hadn't paid because he hadn't realized what was going on. When he became aware of his lateness, he paid everything and, in fact, overpaid.
Making the decision to divorce a spouse is one of the toughest choices life can throw at you, but the difficulties of splitting up are greatly magnified when there are children involved.