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

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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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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.

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Thank you...the judge gave us a deadline date which is today (6/20)to have the study paid for ? Does this mean anything good for us?

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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.

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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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