Parents in Texas may benefit from learning more about the basics of child support orders as described by the state's Office of the Attorney General. According to the OAG, many people are unaware that noncustodial parents can open child support cases by applying online or calling and requesting an application. Afterwards, the child support office will schedule a negotiation conference with the other parent. The case is transferred to the courts if the parents are unable to agree on visitation or child support issues.
There are many reasons why a child support obligation may go unpaid, but the truth is that it is still a big issue across the United States and in Texas. A recent report in the Valley Morning Star relayed the hard data from the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement surrounding this issue.