If I'm on probation can I get locked up for not being able to pay my child support ?

Asked over 1 year ago - Fort Worth, TX

my case that I'm on probation for has nothing to do with my order to pay child support and I always get the kid even the other kid that's not mine I do for him to when I can and able ..

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  1. Patricia Faye Bushman

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    Answered . Yes, a family Court Judge can put you in jail in an enforcement action for not paying while you were incarcerated. Start making payments toward the arrearage now, which will make you look better when you are in front of the Judge.

    Also, you should be aware that not paying child support is often a probation violation in Texas. Check with an attorney in your area to see what your exposure is.

    Good luck.

  2. Lisa Douglas

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    Answered . Yes you can get locked up for not paying your child support. If your wages have changed since the initial order, you could ask for a reduction accordingly.

    I am only licensed in Arkansas. No part of this answer should be construed as creating an attorney client... more

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