Texas Family Code - Section 157.312. General Provisions
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Section: 157.264 157.265 157.266 157.267 157.268 157.269 157.311 157.312 157.313 157.314 157.3145 157.315 157.316 157.317 157.318
§ 157.312. GENERAL PROVISIONS. (a) A claimant may
enforce child support by a lien as provided in this subchapter.
(b) The remedies provided by this subchapter do not affect
the availability of other remedies provided by law.
(c) The lien is in addition to any other lien provided by
(d) A child support lien arises by operation of law against
real and personal property of an obligor for all amounts of child
support due and owing, including any accrued interest, regardless
of whether the amounts have been adjudicated or otherwise
determined, subject to the requirements of this subchapter for
perfection of the lien.
(e) A child support lien arising in another state may be
enforced in the same manner and to the same extent as a lien arising
in this state.
(f) A foreclosure action under this subchapter is not
required as a prerequisite to levy and execution on a judicial or
administrative determination of arrearages as provided by Section
(g) A child support lien under this subchapter may not be
directed to an employer to attach to the disposable earnings of an
obligor paid by the employer.
Added by Acts 1995, 74th Leg., ch. 20, § 1, eff. April 20, 1995.
Amended by Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 420, § 2, eff. Sept. 1,
1997; Acts 1997, 75th Leg., ch. 911, § 20, eff. Sept. 1, 1997;
Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1023, § 19, eff. Sept. 1, 2001; Acts
2003, 78th Leg., ch. 610, § 6, eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
Last modified: August 11, 2007