Houston International Child Support Lawyers
Helping Children Thrive During Complex Support Disputes
Pursuing and obtaining orders for and then enforcing child support is reasonably straightforward when both parents and the children live in the same location. However, the pursuit of child support across state and international borders can be more difficult. Our Houston international child support lawyers have the necessary experience to protect your parental rights in international support disputes.
How Does Child Support Work Across State & International Borders?
In international family law cases in international cases filed in Texas the custody and support arrangements will be established under the Texas Family Code. The Texas Family Code incorporates UIFSA, which is the Uniform International Family Support Act.
In the U.S., 49 of the 50 states, including Texas, and most of the U.S. territories, have adopted the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA) and all 50 states have adopted the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA). These acts define how child custody and support issues operate across state lines and even internationally, and allow courts to establish or enforce a support arrangement across multiple states.
In situations where a parent may live in a different state or country than the child but is still obligated to pay for support, courts often use the UIFSA to order and enforce the support order.
Our lawyers here in Texas can use the UIFSA to pursue unpaid child support from delinquent child support payors who are located in Texas. If your child support payments are past due and the paying party is in another country, our lawyers may be able to direct you to an appropriate legal expert in that jurisdiction to help you collect the money you are owed.
Our Houston international child support attorneys can help you pursue the outcome you deserve in your support case.
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