Texas Human Resources Code - Section 152.1844. Child Support Service Fee In Nueces County
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§ 152.1844. CHILD SUPPORT SERVICE FEE IN NUECES
COUNTY. (a) The Commissioners Court of Nueces County by order may
provide for the collection of a monthly child support service fee in
an amount set by the commissioners court not to exceed $5.
(b) The fee is payable annually and in advance. The first
fee payment is due on the date that the payor is ordered to begin the
child support payments. Subsequent annual payments are due on the
anniversary of the date of the original fee payment.
(c) The court ordering the child support payment may assess
the fee in a case in which a person is ordered to pay child support
through the wife and child support division of the Nueces County
district clerk's office. The court may assess the fee against the
payor or payee or may waive the fee as to a particular person. If
the order does not waive the fee or assess the fee against a
particular person, the payor shall pay the fee.
(d) A person who refuses or fails to pay the fee on the date
due or in the amount ordered is subject to an action for contempt.
The action may be brought by the court on its own motion or as
provided by law.
(e) The commissioners court by order may provide for the
collection of a fee in an amount set by the commissioners court not
to exceed $10 to be assessed as costs against a person who is
ordered to pay child support and defaults and is cited for contempt
(f) The district clerk shall collect the fees under this
section and shall transfer the money to the county treasurer. The
county treasurer shall deposit the fees to the credit of the county
Added by Acts 1989, 71st Leg., ch. 352, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1989.
Amended by Acts 1991, 72nd Leg., ch. 272, § 1, eff. Sept. 1,
Last modified: August 11, 2007