Children deserve the best care possible, even when their parents are not in a relationship with one another. Most parents are more than happy to provide for their kids, even when that includes making child support payments to the other parent. However, some parents don’t make their court-ordered payments. Their reasons for doing so are varied, but that doesn’t change the fact that the children still need financial support. A joint operation here in Texas recently resulted in several arrests for unpaid child support.
The operation was conducted by representatives from a local sheriff’s office and the Department of Social Services Child Support Unit. Both mothers and fathers who had reportedly failed to make their allotted child support payments were the target of the investigation. There were 16 cases the operation considered and 13 people ended up arrested.
A patrol formed by the operation began early one morning and served orders for both show cause and arrest for child support. They managed to collect over $7,500 in back payments during the whole week that the operation was in effect. Prior to the operation, DSS received purged payments for nonpayment of child support that totaled over $140,000 from July 2018 to May 2019.
A parent might have understandable reasons for having difficulty making his or her child support payments. However, that money will be used for the child’s need, and if it is withheld, it can drastically affect a child’s life. If anyone here in Texas is struggling to make or receive child support payments, a family law attorney can be of great service.