Texas Child Support Lawyers

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Its Never Too Late To Collect Child Support
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Child Support Enforcement & Collection

About Our Firm

The Davis Legal Group, PLLC with offices located in Carrollton & Plano, Texas provides experienced Child Support Enforcement & Collection representation to all individuals in need of unpaid child support in Collin, Dallas, Denton, Ellis, Grayson, Johnson, and Tarrant Counties on a contingency fee basis.

Free Initial Consultation

We offer a free initial phone consultation with a Texas Child Support Lawyer to discuss the aspects of your Texas Child Support Enforcement case. Easily schedule your free phone consultation today by email.

Contingency Fee Plans

If you are looking for an aggressive and faster option in enforcing child support as opposed to using the Office of the Attorney General, contact our experienced Child Support Enforcement Lawyers to see how we can help you enforce and collect your unpaid child support and pursue punishment options against the irresponsible parent. Our Child Support Lawyers enforce & collect child support on a Contingency Fee basis which simply means, if we don’t get paid unless you get paid.

No Meetings Required

While we do maintain offices in Carrollton, TX and Plano, TX, there is no need to take off work or rearrange your busy schedule to get our Texas Child Support Lawyers pursuing your unpaid child support.  All that is required is to schedule a phone consultation with one of our child support lawyers.

Its Never too Late to Collect

It doesn’t matter if your child is now in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or 60s.  If at some point the parent that was ordered to pay child support failed to do so, you can still go after that money and collect not only what is owed but interest as well.  It is quite common for parent to pursue child support well after their children are adults.  You were owed that money and it would have helped you and the child during that time, don’t fail to hold the nonpaying parent accountable.  The fact that the nonpaying parent has avoided paying you for decades you are still owed that money and it has now increased with interest.  For instance, if you were owed $30,000 20 years ago or longer, it’s possible that, with interest, you are now owed over $70,000.  Contact us to see how we can help you collect that money.

We Help Punish Deadbeat Parents

Our Child Support Lawyers don’t care how old your children are now.  Even if your children are over 50 years of age, and you are still owed child support from when they were children, we will go after that money.  We are a results focused firm and put our client’s interests first at all times. No matter the difficulties you are facing in your child support matter, our experienced child support attorneys will help prepare your case and hold the other parent accountable for their child support obligations.  Contact us to see how we can help.

What Our Clients Say
“Mr. Davis and Lori his paralegal were absolutely first class handling my divorce. They were fast in expediting the process and provided superior customer service. Mr. Davis knew exactly what he was doing when it came to handling my unique situation and gave me expert advice. I would 100% recommend hiring him to anyone in need of a divorce attorney. Thank you to you Mr. Davis and especially Lori for all you did.” – Andrea, 2016
“Nick handled my emotionally draining divorce with such compassion and understanding. Nick is very knowledgeable; he guided me through the process and was always upfront and honest with me. He genuinely cared about me and my best interest. Lori, his executive assistance is as exceptional as Nick is. I will always come to Nick for any legal matter that I need representation with, and I would not hesitate one second to recommend him to friends, family or anyone as a matter of fact.” – Greg, 2016
“Just a short note to express my gratification with your work as my attorney. I really appreciate your expedience and professionalism with the handling of my case. Your honesty has gained my respect and the after hours reports and advisories throughout the preparation process was an absolute plus for me, as my work schedule and location prohibited me from responding to your needed request at normal business hours for most of the preparation. You and Lori are to be commended for a job well done and I would not hesitate for an instant to recommend you both to someone in need of a reputable and ethical law firm.” – Buster P, 2016
“Mr. Davis was very kind at a troubled time in my life. He treated me with respect. He steered me toward and away from certain aspects which is a result of the law and his experience in these cases. He is practical and down-to-earth. Very satisfied with the results.” – Karen, 2016
“Mr. Nicholas Davis is an exceptional attorney. He represented me in a difficult child custody issue with a litigation happy ex-husband. He obtained a just settlement in the best interest of my three sons. He was an honest and aggressive advocate on our behalf. I would highly recommend Mr. Davis for any family law matters.” – Emily, 2015
“Nick Davis is representing my husband and I in a custody case regarding my husbands 2 children from a previous relationship. Nick has provided us with invaluable council, he is very compassionate and understanding of the extremely emotional situation we are dealing with. We are so pleased with the continued concern he has for the well being of our kids and works so hard to help us ensure their safety and happiness. His service has been priceless to us and our family. He is so knowledgable, very professional, informative, kind and fights with us for our children. We feel his service is invaluable to our family. He is definitely someone you want on your side. We have recommended Nick Davis to numerous friends and family members and he has provided them exceptional service as well.” – Dawn, 2015
“Mr. Davis has handled my divorce and other legal matters,and is now handling my out of state child custody, he is the best in Texas.” – Joe C, 2013
“Mr. Davis has done a great job handling my very complex case. I couldnt be more pleased with the honesty, fairness and the agressiveness. Mr. Davis has focused on the best intrest of my child and myself. This firm has a sense of compassion for doing whats right. I couldnt be more pleased for the professionlism and attention to detail on the way my case has been handled. Thank you” – Ashley, 2013
“I would recommend Mr. Davis, for the way he handled my Divorce case, he was fair, knowledgable and looked out for my best interests the whole case. My friends have used him and felt the same way and I would continue to.” – Theresa, 2013
Do I Qualify?
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You're owed at least $3,000 in unpaid child support

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A Texas court originally ordered Child Support

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You know where the other parent resides or works

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You want to be aggressive in enforcing Child Support

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You are tired of the other parent neglecting their responsibilities

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You reside in one of the following counties: Collin, Dallas, Denton, Grayson, Johnson, and Tarrant

Free Initial Consultation

We offer a free initial phone consultation with a Texas Child Support Lawyer to discuss the aspects of your Texas Child Support Enforcement case. Easily schedule your free phone consultation today by email.

Contingency Fee Plans

If you are looking for an aggressive and faster option in enforcing child support as opposed to using the Office of the Attorney General, contact our experienced Child Support Enforcement Lawyers to see how we can help you enforce and collect your unpaid child support and pursue punishment options against the irresponsible parent. Our Child Support Lawyers enforce & collect child support on a Contingency Fee basis which simply means, if we don’t get paid unless you get paid.

No Meetings Required

While we do maintain offices in Carrollton, TX and Plano, TX, there is no need to take off work or rearrange your busy schedule to get our Texas Child Support Lawyers pursuing your unpaid child support.  All that is required is to schedule a phone consultation with one of our child support lawyers.

Its Never too Late to Collect

It doesn’t matter if your child is now in their 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, or 60s.  If at some point the parent that was ordered to pay child support failed to do so, you can still go after that money and collect not only what is owed but interest as well.  It is quite common for parent to pursue child support well after their children are adults.  You were owed that money and it would have helped you and the child during that time, don’t fail to hold the nonpaying parent accountable.  The fact that the nonpaying parent has avoided paying you for decades you are still owed that money and it has now increased with interest.  For instance, if you were owed $30,000 20 years ago or longer, it’s possible that, with interest, you are now owed over $70,000.  Contact us to see how we can help you collect that money.

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the problems with the Office the Attorney General?

1.  They are not your attorney.  The Attorney General’s office does not represent the custodial parent (primary conservator) but instead represents the State of Texas.  As such they are not looking out for your best interest.  Their main focus seems to be ensuring that the State of Texas is reimbursed for MEDICAID or CHIP costs.

2.  They have too Many Child Support Enforcement Cases.  The Attorney General’s office has a tremendous caseload (probably 1 Million active cases) and they do not have the resources to move your child support case along as fast, nor do they have the time to familiarize themselves with the important facts and evidence in your case that is essential to maximizing the Child Support Judgments and obtaining contempt punishments.

3.  They tend to slow down their efforts after the Judgement is confirmed.  The Attorney General will help confirm Arrearages (probably after the case has been on file for 8 months to a year) but after that, things slow down.  They also don’t appear to push as hard for jail time and other punishments that we find are essential to letting the deadbeat know that you mean business.  The problem with just confirming a judgment is that is that its just a piece of paper that may never be paid or it will be paid out very, very, slowly for years.  Our Child Support Collection and Enforcement attorneys go after all property like cars, bank accounts, and anything else we can find.  We don’t want you getting paid out over years.  We want you paid now.

What's the Problem with Other Private Attorneys?
Most private attorneys will do exactly the same thing as what the Texas Office of the Attorney general.  Simply go after the judgment and try to seek some jail time,  but it will cost you much more.  Like $3,000 or more.  Most firms do not pursue Child Support on reduced fees and collect based on the Contingency Fee that we do.  Most private attorneys will file an enforcement action and get you a judgement while charging you hourly, but they will not go after collecting on the past due support.  You need someone who will actually go after the money and that’s where we come in.
How does the Child Support Collection Process Work?

There are several steps that must be followed before you can start collecting Money.

1.  You must have a Child Support Order already in place.  This is almost always done in a Final Decree of Divorce, or a Final Order established in a Paternity Suit, Conservator Suit, or a Modification Suit.

2.  Child Support includes the Monthly Child Support Payments contained in the Order, but also medical costs.  Normally a final order will state that the parents have to split Uninsured & Unreimbursed medical expenses (50/50) and the parent that is paying child support is also required to either (a) Carry Health Insurance, (b) Reimburse you for the cost of health insurance, or (c) Pay Cash Medical Support to the State of Texas if the Children are on CHIP or MEDICAID.  So its important for you to try and gather up all of these other expenses in order to Maximize your recovery.

3.  After the parent who is ordered to pay child support (which we will call the “Obligor”) fails to pay these expenses, you can file a child support Enforcement Suit against them in the County that issued the most recent Final Child Support Order in Texas.

4.  Our firm requires that the Obligor be behind at least $3,000 in Child Support Payments.

5.  At which point we will file the Child Support Enforcement Suit to confirm the Arrearages Owed in to a Judgment.  A Judgment is simply a court order that states that a Debt is Owed and collectable under Texas Law.

6.  Additionally, we normally always (unless you insist otherwise) on pursuing Jail Time, Penalties and Interests, License Suspensions and any other punishment allowed under Texas Law.

7.  Once the Court Confirms the Judgment, the court will also put the Obligor on a Child Support Arrearage Repayment Plan.  Usually spreading the payments out over 3 years.  However, we are not bound by that repayment schedule.  The Obligor must make those payments each month, but we can still seize property to collect ahead of that 3 year schedule.

8.  Additionally, our firm will freeze assets and pursue the collection efforts such as levying bank accounts, placing liens on real estate (other than a homestead), seizing retirement accounts, and ect.

9.  Once money comes in our firm will distribute the monies to you and we will receive our contingency percentage for collecting the child support.

How does your firm do Contingency Fees?

Remember there are 2 Steps to Getting You Paid:

  1.  A Child Support Judgment must be Obtained in Court through the filing of a Motion to Enforce Child Support
  2. After Child Support Judgment is obtained, we can begin collecting the money owed through all options under the Texas Family Code and Property Code.

We pursue collection efforts on a contingency fee which means, we don’t get paid anything until you get paid.  First thing we must do though is obtain a Judgment for the child support that is already owed plus accrued interest.

After the judgment is obtained for the child support arrearages, we will then pursue collection efforts on that Child Support Judgment based on a contingency fee agreement in which we will receive 1/3 of all Child Support Judgment Money Collected.  We will get paid only when you get paid.  Remember we will pursue penalties and interests on the child support arrearages in order to maximize your total child support recovery and continue to monitor your case so that if the obligor starts to fail to make payments we will keep bringing them back to court to punish them.  Each time we have to bring the obligor back to court, we will seek all fees and costs associated with our efforts directly from the Obligor and you will not be required to pay anything for our services.

Can I Refuse to Allow My Ex to See the Child if they aren't Paying Child Support?
The short answer is No.  The right of the nonpaying parent to visitation is not contingent upon their payment of child support.  If you refuse to allow the nonpaying parent access to their child you both may be in violation of your orders.  The best thing to do is allow visitations but continue to request that the parent pay their child support.  Make the requests in writing by text message, email, or certified mail.  This creates a paper trail and will help significantly in getting a judgment against the parent and even holding them in contempt.
How Long Do I have to Collect Past Due Child Support?
We don’t care how old your children are.  Under Texas law, child support is due until paid, no matter the age of the child. The child could be 12, 30, or 50 years old and you could be in your 70s or 80s and we can still go after it.  The only down side is that if the child is over the age of 20, then nonpaying parent can no longer be held in contempt and thrown in jail.  However, all is not lost.  We still have many useful tools available to force the nonpaying spouse to eventually pay up.
What collections methods can your firm use to pressure the nonpaying parent the "Obligor" to pay their court ordered child support?

The better question to ask is, what methods are we NOT able to use to pressure the nonpaying parent (conservator) to pay their court ordered child support.  Here are just some of the tools that an aggressive child support collection attorney can use:

1)  Contempt and Jail Time
2)  Placing liens on any property they own except for their home.
3)  Freezing Bank Accounts
4)  Garnishing Wages
5)  Seizing Retirement Accounts
6)  Foreclosing on Property
7)  Suspending any state issued license for the following activities and occupations:  Driving, Hunting, Fishing, Practicing Medicine, Practicing Law, Real Estate, Plumbing, Private Security, Certified Public Accountant, Engineering, Psychologist, Nursing, Barber, Social Worker, Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission, and etc.

Simply put, with our aggressive collection methods, the nonpaying parent will suffer extreme hardship if they refuse to pay you the child support to which you are entitled, plus interest.

How is the Collection Process Effected if the Obligor has Remarried?
If the nonpaying parent (Obligor) has remarried and his spouse earns a high salary generally that spouse’s income cannot be included in both child support calculations as well as collections.  Step-parents have no obligation of support for the kids of the other spouse from a previous relationship. The Texas family code actually prohibits the use of a step-parent’s income in the calculation.  However, our law firm is creative in the way we deal with this situation.  We will do our best research on the nonpaying spouse’s finances in an attempt to show the nonpaying spouse has more net income available to pay towards child support.
Statute of Limitations to Collect Unpaid Child Support

The obligation to pay unpaid child support does not end when your child turns 18 or when your child graduates from high school. Many individuals and attorneys have the misconception that if you do not pursue child support owed to you prior to the child reaching 18 or graduating high school that it is too late. This is completely false.

If you did not receive your child support payments when they were due, you are able to collect them now and with interest.

Unlike most civil lawsuits, there is a deadline in which you must exercise your rights or they are barred by the Statute of Limitations. For instance, if you were injured by someone else’s negligence you normally have 2 years to file a case or you lose it forever. However, child support collection has received the highest priority from the Texas Legislature. You never lose your right to collect it, even if the missed child support payments were decades ago.

We don’t care if your child is now 18, 25, 35, 55, or even older. If the nonpaying parent failed to pay all of their child support, we can help you collect it. Contact our experienced child support collection and enforcement lawyers to learn how we can help you.

Our Locations

Plano Office

1700 Alma Dr., Suite 405 Plano, TX 75075

Carrollton Office

2340 E. Trinity Mills, Suite 300 Carrollton, TX 75006

Carrollton Office

2340 E. Trinity Mills, Suite 300
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 424-4700

Plano Office

1700 Alma Dr., Suite 405
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 424-4700

Plano Office

1700 Alma Dr., Suite 405
Plano, TX 75075
(972) 424-4700

Carrollton Office

2340 E. Trinity Mills, Suite 300
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 424-4700

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