When a child’s parents are not in a relationship, both of them often still contribute to the child’s well-being. Many times here in Texas, one parent will have primary physical custody, meaning the child lives with him or her, while the other parent makes child support payments to ensure the child’s care. If those payments are overdue, it can have a detrimental impact on the child’s life. One state recently conducted an operation that resulted in several arrests for nonpayment of child support and authorities are hopeful that their efforts have made a positive difference in the lives of all the affected children.
The county police decided to pursue arrests of those with outstanding warrants. The warrants were issued for multiple reasons, with over a third of them related to missing child support payments. The sweep resulted in 59 arrests total, and 24 of those were connected to child support.
Those 24 arrests were due to almost $335,000 in unpaid child support. Two of the men arrested owed a combined total of over $140,000. Officials consider the sweep a success, saying that it is the second instance this year that they have decided to conduct such an operation.
People can have multiple reasons for failing to make child support payments. Some of those reasons are legitimate, such as losing a job or experiencing health problems while others may be doing so because of a grudge they have against the custodial parent. No matter the reason, children require proper care. Those who have concerns about their current child support agreement or who want to create one may want to discuss the matter with an experienced family law attorney here in Texas. Doing so may result in an outcome that proves favorable for everyone involved, especially the children.