Most child support orders require child support to be automatically withheld from the noncustodial parent’s paycheck. The money goes through the Texas State Disbursement Unit, which records the amount paid by the obligor, and transfers the funds according to law (usually to the obligee/custodial parent). Automatic income withholding orders are routine and provide an efficient form of record keeping and verification that the other parent received the funds.
A case where the parents do not reside in the same state may be an interstate case. The Office of Attorney General may be able to work across states on child support establishment, enforcement, or modification. Contact a local child support officefor questions on interstate child support enforcement. Another state’s court may be asked to take similar actions because of a Texas request.
The OAG cannot assist with custody or visitation issues in interstate cases.
This website addresses Texas law and general procedures. If your case is out of a different state, it might be preferable to seek advice of counsel in the state where the order originated.