It is not a mediation but a Child Support Review Procedure. If the child's father does not go, a Non-Agreed Order will be done and filed with the court and served on the parties, or the CSRP will be abandoned and an original suit filed in the court with genetic testing ordered if applicable. Try to consult and retain your own family law counsel. OAG represents Texas, not you. You should not sign anything at a CSRP without your counsel reviewing it with you.
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.
If he doesn't show at the informal mediation, then the Attorney General will usually file a lawsuit for child support and have him served. After that they will try again to resolve the case by agreement. And if that doesn't work--the case will be decided by the Judge in accordance with the child support percentage guidelines in the Texas Family Code.
Accepting cases in Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant Counties. THIS IS GENERAL ADVICE AND DOES NOT REPLACE A PERSONAL CONSULTATION WITH AN ATTORNEY AND DOES NOT ESTABLISH AN ATTORNEY/CLIENT RELATIONSHIP
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