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Dallas Child Support Enforcement Attorney

Holding Parents to the Terms of Visitation and Support Agreements

When one parent in a child custody case does not adhere to court-ordered obligations, he or she is considered to be in contempt of court. One of the most common reasons people are in contempt is failure to pay court ordered child support or comply with the visitation schedule.

An experienced family law attorney can help you with enforcement of child support and visitation. Contact the Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, P.C. Our attorney has over 40 years of experience with child custody, support and visitation cases. We understand that it is important for the parents and child that everyone complies with child support and visitation orders. To make an appointment with a Dallas child support enforcement lawyer, please call 800-491-7565 or contact us online.

How We Can Help

Texas has statutory guidelines for determining the amount of child support a parent must pay. We can help you interpret the guidelines to see how they may apply in your situation. This includes gathering the correct financial, tax, child care and health care information. Having the right information can help ensure that you pay or receive the correct amount of support. If needs change, you can ask to modify child support.

If you are not receiving court-ordered child support, we can enforce the order by reporting it to the court. You can file contempt charges if the other parent is not following any part of the parenting plan such as:

  • Not visiting the child
  • Bringing the child home late
  • Failure to pay debts and obligations
  • Failure to maintain health insurance coverage

In order to file contempt charges, the custody and child support agreement must contain specific language for beginning and end visitation times and for payment of support. Sometimes we need the court to clarify this language when it is unclear or if it was drafted in another state.

Getting custody agreements right the first time is important. Contact us at 800-491-7565 to discuss your case with a Texas enforcement of visitation rights lawyer.