Child Support Modifications & Enforcement
Aggressive Advocacy from Our Collin County Child Support Lawyer
A parent’s financial circumstances can change over time, due to loss of employment, increases in wages, or a remarriage with the birth of children. It may be necessary to seek a modification of court-ordered child support.
Additionally, if you fail to pay child support, you can face serious repercussions. Even if you have made a different arrangement with your former spouse, you can find yourself in legal trouble if he or she takes the case to court. If you need to alter child support payments, it must be done legally and agreed on by a family court judge.
Call (972) 675-7792 to schedule a consultation with our Collin County child support modification lawyer at Cross Family Law, PLLC. We can guide you through your options and assist you in court.
How Do You Modify Child Support Payments?
You have the right to seek a modification if one or more of the following has occurred:
- The court-ordered child support was established or modified more than three years ago
- The child support payment varies by 20 percent, or $100, from the amount that could be awarded under the Texas child support guidelines
- You have a substantial change in circumstances since the child support order was issued
There are two different methods by which a child support order can be modified:
- You can attend a negotiation, called the Child Support Review Process
- A court hearing is held to come to a decision
In either case, the information you submit is of critical importance. At Cross Family Law, PLLC, we are very familiar with this process and what the court (or the Child Support Review) needs to see to approve a change, whether an increase or decrease. You can trust us to manage this process with the highest level of professional skill.
Child Support Enforcements in Collin County
If your child’s parent is failing to pay you court-ordered child support, legal action can be taken to resolve the matter. The Office of the Attorney General can take collection actions to enforce the court order.
The consequences include the following:
- License suspension: Various types of licenses can be suspended, including driver’s license, professional licenses, hunting and fishing licenses, and others.
- Passport denial: A person who has not paid child support may have a passport application denied until the child support is paid in full.
- Liens: Liens can be filed to collect the overdue payments from your properties, bank accounts, or other funds or assets.
- Report to the credit bureaus: A person who fails to pay child support will face credit problems, as the Office of the Attorney General is required to report the failure to the credit bureaus.
- Charges of civil or criminal contempt: Fines and days in jail can be imposed on a parent who fails to pay court-ordered child support.
We Are Here to Help
At Cross Family Law, PLLC, our child support modification and enforcement lawyer in Collin County can assist you to resolve a legal problem, whether seeking a modification, or an enforcement action. Your child deserves to be supported by both parents, and as advocates for children, you can trust our firm to go the distance for you.
Call Cross Family Law, PLLC at (972) 675-7792 today for an initial consultation.
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