Texas Supreme Court defines what happens to payments that don’t go through the child-support registry

The Texas Supreme Court made a decision on a matter that has been bewildering many parents in the state – if payments other than to a child-support registry can be considered a step towards the fulfillment of a court-ordered child support obligation. The high court, by deconstructing the stipulations of the Texas Family Code, ruled that in a child-support enforcement action, the trial court may take evidence of direct payments as confirmation of child-support arrearages.

For instance, under Chapter 154 of the Texas Family Code, the trial court can make a determination of the child-support obligation and determine the manner in which the payments can be made.

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