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Serving Harris County, The Woodlands, Montgomery County, & Fort Bend County

In Texas, the court can award child support which is payment of monies spent for the care of the supported children.  They also can award retroactive child support, which represents income owed to the supporting parent in the past.  However, it is extremely important that a child support order be put in place before a child turns 18 years of age. Not doing so may completely eliminate a parent's ability to collect any support. To better protect you and your child's rights, contact a child support attorney in Houston at The Tholstrup Law Firm, L.P..

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How to Enforce Child Support in Texas?

Child support in Texas is enforced either by the initiation of a private entity/attorney, friend of the Court, Domestic Relations Office and the Attorney General’s Office.

Additionally, a Texas court may enforce a child support order by: 

  • Contempt
  • Money judgment
  • Imposing a lien on the personal
  • Real property of a person owing support
  • By an order that income be withheld from the disposable earning of the person owing support.

Do You Need a Lawyer to File for Child Support in Texas?

It is your constitutional right to represent yourself but do you know enough about the Texas child support laws governing to protect your best interests?  Without proper legal representation and a sound knowledge of the law, you could end up paying too much, or worse, going to jail. It's best to consult with a qualified child support lawyer in Houston.

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Because our focus is concentrated entirely on the family law practice area, we bring extensive knowledge and experience to the resolution of your case. Our family attorney in Houston has mediated and tried thousands of cases for 25 years in the local courts. 

Need help with a divorce or family law issue? Contact our Houston family law firm online or at (713) 533-8457 to arrange for a free, initial consultation about your case.

You have worked hard for what you have. As Child Custody Attorneys, we work hard to protect your rights to your children and your property. We do not forget that your opinion of our performance as your Child Custody Attorney is paramount.


Richard J. Tholstrup

Responsive & Competent Legal Service

At The Tholstrup Law Firm, L.P. in Texas, we believe that the hallmark of any divorce and family law practice is a dedication to providing you with highly-professional legal counsel accompanied by responsive personalized service. Our Houston family lawyer and staff are all well-equipped and available to provide answers to your questions when you need those answers quickly, either by phone or email. Office consultations can also usually be accommodated on an expedited basis for our divorce and family law clients. 

Free Consultations Are Available

To get started with better understanding your legal issue, we offer a free consultation with our Houston family law attorney in which you can discuss the specifics of your case. We can educate you on how the law applies to you, your available options, and learn what your unique goals and objectives may be in moving forward. Our priority is to help you achieve those goals in the most efficient and effective manner possible. 

Your Legal Support System in Your Time of Need

We understand that divorce and family law matters can be highly stressful or emotional. These issues strike at the heart of your life involving your most personal family relationships as well as financial and property matters that can deeply affect you long into the future. That is why our family law attorney in Houston takes the time to thoroughly understand your unique situation so that your case can be prepared in the most comprehensive matter. 

Providing Trusted Guidance

We provide impartial advice and guidance to help you in making critical decisions about the issues affecting you from how to divide marital property and debt to how to protect yourself and your family against domestic violence, how to collect child support, the best practices for prenuptial agreements, how to adopt a child, and much more. Our firm also provides alternative dispute resolution methods to facilitate the resolution of your case such as mediation and collaborative divorce

If you have questions or uncertainties about your legal rights and options in your case, now is the time to call to speak with our competent and caring Houston family attorney. Let us provide the guidance you need in this most important life matter. 

  • “Thank you Mr. Tholstrup for all you did for me and continue to do for our community sir.”

    - Erin M.
  • “Mr. Tholstrup was incredibly knowledgeable and helpful in my case. I was extremely pleased with his services and have referred him to multiple friends and family members.”

    - Robbyn B.
  • “To whoever needs a divorce attorney, You will not go wrong with Richard. Very responsible and open, and clear to the point. I really like working on my trial. I am glad I found him after long research looking for a great attorney.”

    - Francisco G.
  • “I used the Tholstrup Law firm about two years ago for my divorce. The price was fair, and he was very thorough. He is also light hearted and the judges seem to love him. I'm currently using him for some custody issues as well.”

    - Hailey

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