Child support is essential to providing for the needs of your family. Failing to abide by a spousal support order or agreement can cause significant financial hardship or a disparity in income.
When you are not getting the support you need, you must proactively assert your legal rights. If you do nothing, you may never receive the full amount of child support you are owed. Fortunately, several enforcement tools are available to the court to enforce an existing child support order.
- Garnishing wages (taking out money from a paycheck)
- Taking money from tax returns
- Filing a lien against property, including the home of the person who owes support
- Revoking a driver's license, professional license or hunting and fishing licenses
- Criminal prosecution (for criminal nonsupport)
There may be other options as well, depending on individual circumstances. These options may be available even if the parent who owes money lives in another state.Talk to Us to Discuss Your Options
At Powell Law Offices, P.C., we aggressively pursue owed child support and spousal support efficiently and effectively. Family law attorney Lauren Powell is an experienced advocate who can provide you with the options you need. We can advise you on how best to obtain all child support past due, including interest. Under Texas law, an annual 6 percent interest accrues for child support in arrears (past due).
Give an experienced divorce lawyer a call at (972) 584-9382 or reach us online to schedule your initial consultation and discuss your options. We are conveniently located in Grapevine, Texas, and we represent clients throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.