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Texas breaks record for child support enforcement

Many Texas parents have personal experience with a child support order. It is important to make sure that children statewide have their financial needs met so that they have the best chance at an enjoyable childhood. When it comes to child support enforcement, the state takes the matter seriously. Nonpayment of child support can even result in criminal charges. 

This past year, Texas has broken a child support enforcement record. The state was able to ensure that a grand total of about $4 billion was collected for the benefit of children and custodial parents. Child support orders are legally binding, and the state is doing everything in its power to make sure each parent subject to a child support order fulfills his or her financial obligation. Texas children should not have to worry about where their next meal is coming from, or have clothing and shelter needs that cannot be met. 

Sometimes parents have trouble making or receiving child support payments. This can lead to legal consequences for a parent in arrears. It is a crime to allow child support to fall behind willfully. When payments are not made, a child may have to go without, and undue financial stress can befall the child's parent or guardian. 

Those that need help with child support enforcement may wonder where to turn. One option is to contact a knowledgeable attorney. An attorney can explain how to establish, change or modify a child support order. A parent does not need to burden him or herself with the task of collecting child support alone. 

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