What can I do to enforce payment of child support?

Wage garnishments and intercepting tax refunds are just two of the ways you can enforce child support payments from your ex.Click to read more.

By John Nichols, Sr.
July 12, 2006

TX FAQs/Financial Issues

There are many enforcement devices available in most states. These include wage garnishments, making a negative report to credit reporting agencies, collecting past-due child support from lottery prizes won by the payor parent, intercepting tax refunds due the payor parent from state and federal income tax authorities, seizure of the non-paying parents property, obtaining a court order directing that the payor parent post cash deposit to secure payment of support, obtaining a court order placing the defaulting parent on probation, and lastly, usually where other methods have all failed, obtaining a court order sentencing the defaulting parent to serve jail time.


John Nichols, Sr. practices family law in Houston. He has been listed as one of the best matrimonial lawyers in the U.S. in several journals and magazines including National Law Journal and Town & Country.

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July 12, 2006
Categories:  Child Support|FAQs

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