My son is 12 this year I haven't seen him sense he was 10 months. There is a court order in place that was done while I was in incarcerated and was able to attend any court hearings. Upon my release all income that I make, 50% of it is taken before I see my check and before any taxes are taken out. The state enforced that I pay child support every pay cycle they take it out of my check before I see it however the attorney general's office refuses to assist me in locating my son or his mother so that I can exercise my parental rights and see my child. If visitation is a right then why isn't the attorney general's office protecting my rights as a father and my son's right to know his father. The custodial parent has purposely kept me from my son.
Child support and visitation are two separate, independent matters. You need private family law counsel to enforce your visitation orders. Possibly they need to be modified if you were once incarcerated. Try to consult with some family law counsel and retain one if possible. Take your orders to counsel to determine your enforcement case strength.
Thomas J. Baker of Baker & Tisdale PLLC principally practices in the Central Texas area, including Bell, Coryell, McLennan, Milam and Williamson counties. The advice given here is not and ahould not be taken as a substitute for in-personal consultation with counsel, particularly where legal documents, such as court orders need to be reviewed. I am Board-Certified in Family Law but not in any other areas of practice.
You don't. You need to hire a private attorney to enforce your visitation. The Attorney General's job is to make sure the non-custodial parent pays child support. It is to minimize the state's expense in supporting children who have parents who should be contributing. If you had custody the Attorney General would collect child support from the other parent for you.
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The Attorney General's Office will not file and are not required to file an enforcement for your visitation. It is up to you to file any enforcement and/or modification. You need to take a copy of your Court Order to an attorney to determine whether you need to file an enforcement or modification (change to the previous order) or both as to visitation and child support.
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