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Child support necessary to the livelihood of many in Texas

Custodial parents across the state of Texas are dependent upon child support for their families' financial security. When non-custodial parents fail to make their court-ordered child support payments, those depending on those funds suffer. Fortunately, for parents who find themselves without the money they need to care for their children, help is available.

Under Texas law, non-custodial parents who have been ordered by the court to pay child support must make the designated payments. Failing to do so can have serious consequences, including the revocation of professional licenses, wage garnishments and even jail time. Unfortunately, even the knowledge of these penalties is still not enough to guarantee that all non-custodial parents make their ordered payments.

When parents fail to pay their child support on time or, in some cases, at all, the children ultimately suffer. Often custodial parents find themselves struggling to feed and clothe their children, much less having the ability to allow them to take part in extracurricular activities or pay unexpected expenses. Some parents are forced to work two or three jobs to make up for the lack of support they are supposed to be receiving.

If you are a parent, and you are not receiving the child support you and your family need, you can seek the help of a family law professional. We at the law office of Barbara L. Jouette can help you file a legal action against your child's other parent, asking a Texas court to intervene. Additionally, we can shoulder the burden during the legal process, allowing you to focus on more important things, like your children.

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