Child support is one of the most contentious issues during divorce proceedings in Texas. Cases relating to child support can become more complicated in cases where the child is born to unmarried parents. Many times the non-custodial parent who is liable to pay child support may also be in prison. In such cases, child-support orders already issued by the court may need to be modified.
Courts across the great state of Texas are very concerned about the best interest of a child in the event of divorce. Strict provisions, including jail time for delinquent payments, are enforced on child support orders to ensure that a child does not suffer due to divorce. Child support includes everyday expenses as well medical expenses when are incurred to meet the healthcare needs of a child.
In Dallas, child support enforcement is taken very seriously. Parents who are obligated to make monthly payments for the upkeep and care of their children are required to do so or face penalties if they don't. In the event that a parent who is supposed to be paying child support fails to make the payments, law enforcement will use multiple tactics to pursue them and get them to pay. It can lead to significant problems down the road for the supporting parent.