Texas

Child Support

Legal Resources

  • Answers to questions about Child Support in Texas

    What is child support, how much is child support, how to establish child support payments, withholding orders and more answers to questions about child support. Read More

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access
  • Changing Child Support

    All court orders involving children are subject to modification for changed circumstances. Read More

    By:
    Legal Aid of Northwest Texas - Dallas
  • Handbook on Child Support Enforcement

    This resource provides helpful information about how to apply for child support enforcement services, how to find a noncustodial parent, how to establish paternity and child support orders, and how to enforce those orders across state lines. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of Child Support Enforcement
  • Modification Kit

    Here you will find all of the documents needed to modify your child support and custody orders. Please note that these forms can only be used when the modification is uncontested. Read More

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Default Judgment

    These forms explain what you need to do to get a final judgment when the other party will not respond to the lawsuit or appear in court. This kit includes instructions and explanations about what you must do, a checklist for the forms you need, and the actual forms you can use. Read More

    By:
    Travis County Law Library
  • TXAccess.org

    This links to a website of English and Spanish resources for parents who do not have primary custody of their children, sponsored by Legal Aid of Northwest Texas and the Texas Attorney General's Office. It contains legal information about custody, child support, visitation, grandparents' rights and paternity issues. It provides some forms that might be useful to a non-custodial parent. Content Detail

    By:
    Legal Aid of Northwest Texas
  • Child Support Case Inquiry Form

    Content Detail

    By:
    Attorney General of Texas
  • Child Support Complaint Form word

    Content Detail

    By:
    Attorney General of Texas
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español
  • Serving the Document and the Certificate of Service PDF

    If the other party in your case has filed an answer or appeared in court, and you need to file more documents in your case, you will need to give the other party a copy of the documents, or serve the documents. Read this to learn how to serve the document. Content Detail

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access
  • Know Before You Go -- Child Support Court Guide word

    The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) gives parties notice of a child support court hearing by letter and through court papers delivered in person by a constable or other person who serves court documents. This notice will give the date, time, and location of the court hearing. If you have been served, you must come to court to protect your right to be heard; if you don=t come to court, a default judgment may be taken against you. If the judge has ordered you to appear in court and you don=t, the sheriff may pick you up and bring you before the judge. (You do not need to come to court if you have been advised by OAG child support staff that the hearing has been rescheduled.) Use this guide to help you come to court prepared and informed. Content Detail

    By:
    Office of the Attorney General
  • Surviving an Economic Downturn

    Many families are feeling the pinch of the slumping economy. Noncustodial parents who have seen their earnings decrease because of lay-offs or a reduction in wages may be struggling to pay child support. Custodial parents who may have been making ends meet on their own may now need the extra help that child support can provide. A child support order that was established three or more years ago may need to be modified because a family?s circumstances have changed substantially. The Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General establishes, enforces, and modifies existing child support orders when needed. Content Detail

    By:
    Attorney General of Texas
  • Terminate Withholding for Child Support Free Forms

    Use these FREE forms if you want to stop child support from being withheld from your paycheck because child support is no longer required in your case. Read More

    By:
    Partnership for Legal Access
    Read this in:
    Spanish / Español