If you have been served with a Motion or Petition to Enforce a Child Support Order by Contempt in Texas, then you are likely aware of the serious consequences you are facing. You may be ordered to be confined to jail for up to six months for each alleged violation — that is for each period you were supposed to pay child support but did not. And if the prospect of jail time was not bad enough, you may also be fined up to $500.00 for each alleged violation.
You may have a defense to non-payment of child support; or you may be able to work out an agreement with the other side that will allow you to avoid jail time and other serious consequences. Or you may have paid child support as you were ordered, but must now prove to the court that you complied with your payment obligations. Whatever your situation, do not depend on the other side to be “nice” with you. The other side has already demonstrated that they are willing to ask that you be put in jail. You need an aggressive advocate who can represent your interests before the court and work with the other side to get you a favorable resolution.
Do not represent yourself when someone is asking that you be held in contempt of court for not paying child support. The consequences can be severe. You need someone who knows the law. Call the Dallas Law Office of Pete Rowe to put a skilled advocate in your corner.