Child support enforcement attorney Adam Kielich represents clients in Tarrant County and Dallas County child support actions. A court order for child support gives you the right to collect child support from the obligor. (The parent responsible for paying child support.) Unfortunately not all obligors pay the ordered child support. It can be frustrating when obligor refuses to pay the child support while you provide financial support for your children.
Texas family law provides you the power to enforce the child support order and obtain past and current child support. A court order from a family court enforcing an existing child support obligation can be extremely effective in collecting child support. Let’s discuss how an enforcement action can help you collect child support and how child support enforcement attorney and divorce lawyer Adam Kielich can help you in your enforcement action. As a child support enforcement attorney I can help you collect child support owed by the other parent.
What is a child support enforcement action?
Under the Texas Family Code, an obligee (the parent receiving child support) may bring a child support enforcement against the obligor to enforce the child support obligation and pursue remedies to collect past due and current child support obligations. An enforcement proceeding for child support is typically a contempt proceeding because contempt provides the greatest range of remedies for the obligee.
Although a parent owed child support could file an enforcement on his or her own, most parents hire a child support enforcement attorney. Attorneys who represent clients in child support enforcements are familiar with the remedies available, the procedures and defenses.
Remedies a child support enforcement attorney can get in Fort Worth or Dallas
A child support enforcement action can request and obtain remedies for a child support arrearage including a civil money judgment, fines and other penalties, additional income withholding orders, property liens, losses of state-issued licenses (including driver’s licenses and professional licenses), probation and even imprisonment. Often the threat of probation or jail time is sufficient to convince the obligor to find money that supposedly did not exist and get the support obligation current.
In cases where the child support arrearage is significant the obligor rarely has enough money on hand to pay off the arrears and some combination of financial remedies are necessary to try to pay off the arrears and bring the child support obligation current.
Why hire a Dallas or Fort Worth child support enforcement
Figuring out the right combination of remedies to request is not always easy. Obligors often hide assets and have many dishonest excuses why they cannot pay child support. A child support enforcement attorney who understands the available remedies can assess the situation and determine the right combination.
The procedures involved in a child support enforcement are extremely technical. Getting them wrong can result in losing your enforcement. Work with a child support enforcement attorney like Adam Kielich.