Carlock Gormley Hight
Dallas Child Support Enforcement Lawyers Providing Compassionate Professional Legal Assistance in a Time of Personal Crisis
Texas Child Support Reduction Petitions • Complex Divorce • Child Support Recovery • Child Custody • Modifications • Grandparents' Rights • Collaborative Law • Mediation
After the amount of child support has been set by the court’s guidelines, everything is just fine – until the check arrives in the wrong amount, is late, or does not come at all. That is when it is time to call our child support attorneys at Carlock Gormley Hight in Dallas, Texas.
When a court orders the non-custodial parent to pay child support, the money is supposed to be for the care, support, and education of the children. These payments are typically made until the child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school, or may continue longer in special circumstances, such as if the child has “special needs” or gets a court decree saying he or she will need lifelong support for a health issue.
Once child support has been set, it remains in effect until any post-divorce modifications change the order. But what happens if the non-custodial parent loses a job or cannot afford to pay child support? What happens if the payor simply refuses to pay? Depending on the situation, if the court order to pay is violated, the offending party may be held in contempt of court and sent to jail as punishment. Paying back child support will be required sooner or later.
When you contact our child support lawyers at Carlock Gormley Hight, we will utilize all means available to resolve the dispute. Child support liens and wage garnishment are potential remedies that may provide the custodial parent with relief.
With our 50 years of combined legal experience and successful track record of getting results, we provide a compassionate and confidential environment for clients and their families to resolve their differences out of the public eye.
Call Us for Help with Child Support Enforcement Issues
If you are in the middle of a legal crisis and do not know where to turn, our child support enforcement law firm is happy to assist you. Located in Preston Center in North Dallas, adjacent to the Park Cities and Preston Hollow, we are conveniently located about two blocks from the Dallas North Tollway. We offer weekend and evening hours and accept credit cards and payment plans.