Child Support (IV-D) Court

Honorable Belinda Mendez 

500 Quarry Street
Eagle Pass, TX 78852.

Mailing Address:
1110 Victoria Street, Suite 101
Laredo, TX 78040

Phone: (956) 523-4078
Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Child Support Court #21 hears cases that involve child support establishment, enforcement, and paternity cases. The Child Support Courts were created in response to the federal requirement that all states must create an expedited administrative or judicial process to resolve child support cases. 

This information is current as of April 11, 2023. 

Checklist Steps

Is this court doing virtual hearings? What platform are they using? Are there any exceptions?
Yes. Zoom. Instructions are emailed to the parties. Parties are also instructed to connect by phone if they are unable to connect through zoom. Yes. All parties must agree to virtual hearings and all jury trials are in person.

The court will send zoom instructions to the parties of a case before your hearing. If you have difficulty connecting to your hearing, you must notify the Court Coordinator immediately at (956) 523-4078.

To schedule a hearing, file the appropriate motions and proposed order requesting a hearing with the District Clerk. Once the judge reviews the motion for hearing, notices of hearing will be sent to the case participants. If you have any issues receiving a hearing date, contact the Court Coordinator at (956) 253-4078.

Yes. All hearing requests must be made in writing and filed with the District Clerk. Once the court has reviewed the motion for hearing, notices of hearing will be sent to the case participants. For virtual hearings, the Court Coordinator will also provide zoom instructions. If you have any issues receiving a hearing date or zoom instructions, contact the Court Coordinator at (956) 253-4078.

Court staff will provide the court's procedures regarding virtual hearings to all parties whose email addresses are on file with the court. All evidence may be submitted up to the day before your hearing and must be provided to all case participants. Evidence may be e-mailed to the court at csc21@txcourts.gov.

Possibly. Notify the court coordinator if you have concerns. All requests for a hearing must be made in writing.

If you have any questions concerning a virtual hearing, contact the Court Coordinator Rosario Diaz-De Leon at (956) 523-4078 or csc21@txcourts.gov.


Source URL: https://texaslawhelp.org/checklist/child-support-iv-d-court