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Recent Texas Child Support Changes

Posted on September 27, 2023 in Family Law

Hurst Family LawyerChild support is a critical aspect of family law, and ensuring that children receive the financial support they deserve is a top priority for the Texas legal system. The Texas Legislature, along with Governor Greg Abbott's endorsement, has introduced significant amendments to the Texas Family Code (TFC) in the form of Senate Bills 869 and 870. These changes started on September 1, 2023, and aim to streamline and enhance the child support collection process in Texas.

To further understand the child support changes or any legal matters about child support, it is best to contact an attorney. They can explain the amendments and what they mean for you and your family going forward.

No More Transferring Inheritance to Avoid Overdue Payments

The change to TFC 154.004 prevents individuals with overdue child support payments from transferring their inherited property to someone else to avoid their financial obligations. This means that if someone owes child support and inherits money or property, the inheritance can be used to pay off the debt.


Hurst Family Law AttorneyYou may have an adult in your family who is not capable of taking care of himself properly. This person might be unable to keep up with his basic hygiene or even dress and feed himself. He may not be competent enough to make major decisions. If this sounds familiar to you, a guardianship arrangement could be of real value to you and your loved one. 

While this route may be the best approach for your loved one, you may have questions and concerns about the process. That is where a qualified lawyer comes in. Here at Daniel R. Bacalis, P.C., we are here to provide the information and representation you need to feel confident and secure in the guardianship process. 

How is a Guardianship Defined in Texas? 

Guardianship is a legal arrangement meant to protect someone who is vulnerable. Because this person cannot care for himself, guardianship protects him against abuse or neglect. Instead of being independent, the person under guardianship will have certain factors in his life - often including financial and health decisions - managed by an appointed person.


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