Enforcement FAQ

What can be modified?

  1. A motion for enforcement may be filed to enforce a final order for conservatorship, child support, possession of or access to a child, or other provisions of a final order.
  2. The Court may enforce by contempt a final order for possession of and access to a child as provided by law.
  3. The Court may enforce a final order for child support as provided by law.
  4. A motion for enforcement shall be filed in the court of continuing, exclusive jurisdiction.

What are the time limitations; Enforcement of Possession?

The Court retains jurisdiction to render a contempt order for failure to comply with the order of possession and access if the motion for Enforcement is filed not later than the sixth month after the date:

  1. The child becomes an adult; or
  2. On which the right of possession and access terminates under the order or by operations of law

What are the time limitations; Enforcement of Child Support?

  1. The Court retains jurisdiction to render a contempt order for failure to comply with the child support order if the motion for Enforcement is filed not later than the sixth month after the date:
    1. The child becomes an adult; or
    2. On which the child support obligation terminations under the order or by operation of law.
  2. The Court retains jurisdiction to confirm the total amount of child support arrearage and render judgment for past-due child support until the date all current child support and medical support and child support arrearage, including interest and any applicable fees and costs, have been paid.

What is the retainer fee required for an enforcement?

Enforcement:

$1,750.00 minimum fee is required before a suit is filed