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Karen Marvel’s Legal Cases

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  • In the Interest of M.C.C., A Child, 142 S.W.3d 504 (Tex. 2006)

    Practice Area:
    Child Support
    Date:
    Jan 01, 2006
    Outcome:
    Case reversed & remanded
    Description:
    Supreme Court held that amendment to Family Code sec. 157.265 on interest was not retroactive. Interest rate on child support is determined by the interest rate in effect at the time the child support became delinquent.
  • In the Interest of S.C.S. 48 S.W.3d 831 (Tex. App.–Houston [14th Dist.] 2001)pet. denied per curiam, sub. nom. Sprouse v. Spro

    Practice Area:
    Child Support
    Outcome:
    trial court affirmed; review denied
    Description:
    The case held that legislative amendment to time periods to collect child support were not prohibited retroactive modification of law. Time periods for child support enforcement are not statute of limitations. The time periods are the contours of the court's jurisdiction to enforce its orders. Enforcement of child support is a remedy and the Legislature has the right at all times to extend the trial court's jurisdiction to enforce a remedy.