If an ex keeps you away from your children in Texas and you’re required to pay child support, you’re still required to make your payments. Financial support and visitation are considered two separate issues. If you’re required to pay the child support, there may be stiff penalties for not paying.
When you stop paying child support, you open yourself to a number of serious consequences mandated by Federal Law such as:
- garnishment of wages;
- seizure of assets;
- offsetting tax returns;
- revocation of drivers and professional licenses; and
- you may be held in contempt of court.
There are, however, some specific circumstances in which payments can be suspended; a judge will make that assessment.
If you’re in a situation in which you are being denied access to your children, the best way to handle it is through the courts. A Texas child custody attorney can help if you would like to make a child support modification.
Child support modification may be necessary for a number of reasons:
- changes in income;
- remarriage; or
- changes in your health.
In some cases, it’s also necessary to alter a child custody arrangement if you’re being denied access to your children. This may be the case if the custodial parent demonstrates a lack of ability to care for the child or if they are planning to move out of state or overseas.
A Texas Child Support Attorney Can Help With Your Child Support Issues
An attorney from Warren and Migliaccio in Richardson is willing to assist you as your child custody and child support arrangements change. Call today at 1-888-584-9614 with your questions.