Enforcement of Texas Family Court Orders
In the State of Texas, it’s a Class B Misdemeanor to ignore or violate a Court Order. This offense is punishable by up to $500 and 180 days in jail per occurrence. Unfortunately, contempt of Court in Texas and contempt of Court for child support in Texas is very common.
If the other parent is not complying with terms of an existing order you may need to file an Enforcement cause of action to compel their compliance. Enforcement of Court orders can apply to many situations, including when:
- the parent ordered to pay child support fails to pay
- a parent fails to comply with orders for possession of and access to a child
- a parent fails to follow specific orders regarding the exercise of rights and duties regarding a child
Our Lawyers Help You Prepare for Enforcement of Court Orders in Texas
Enforcing a Court order through contempt requires clear, concise, and unambiguous command language that details exactly what is being ordered by Texas Courts.
For orders regarding contempt of Court for child visitation in Texas, the Court order will command the “surrender” of children to the receiving party at the start of visitation. The exact start and end dates of visitation and place of exchange must be clearly outlined.
For orders regarding contempt of Court for child support in Texas, the Court order must detail an exact amount of payment and when it is due, who is to receive payments, when the payments will begin and when they will end.
Get Representation from an Attorney for the Enforcement of Court Orders in Texas from the Moffett Law Firm
If a parent refuses to comply with a Court order, the attorneys of Moffett Law Firm are here to give you the legal advice you need. Please call us today at 713-333-5800 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.