What happens if a social study is ordered by the court.One party pays and the other pary does not pay?

Asked about 2 years ago - Fort Worth, TX

We are in Tarrant County Texas. The court orderd 50% from each party. Final hearing set for JAnuary 27, 2013 and Mediation set for July 27, 2012

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  1. Raymond Ellis Daniel

    Contributor Level 15


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    Answered . The case will not be assigned to a caseworker until the fee is paid in full. There's no way that Tarrant County will be able to complete a social study by July 27. If one party wants to pay the entire fee then that party can do so to get the social study moving.

  2. Ned Gill III

    Contributor Level 3

    Answered . Typically a social study is ordered so the Judge will know more about the parents and their respective homes. Typically a social worker or someone trained in this will be appointed to visit with the parents at their respective homes along with the child(ren). The social worker will prepare a report, make a recommendation and file it with the clerk. Typically, the Judge will Order the fees split 50/50. Most of the times these fees are not that expensive.

  3. Juna Madray Pulayya

    Contributor Level 15

    Answered . Your best is to consult a local attorney so he or she can give you a complete legal analysis of your situation.

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