Child Support Services

Child Support
Criminal Nonsupport Handbook

Table of Contents

Memorandum from Attorney General Greg Abbott


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INTRODUCTION

PURPOSE
COOPERATION
AN ONGOING EFFORT
CREDITS
COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS

THE OAG AND CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTION
IN TEXAS

BACKGROUND
THE ROLE OF THE OAG
TITLE IV-D CASES
HOW ARE WE DOING?

THE OAG AND CRIMINAL NONSUPPORT CASES

WHAT THE OAG CAN DO
WHAT THE OAG CAN DO TO HELP THE PROSECUTOR
WHAT THE OAG CANNOT DO
THE OAG AND THE PROSECUTOR

INDICTMENT

ELEMENTS
ALTERNATIVES

EXTRADITION

STATUTORY AUTHORITY
TRANSPORTATION

PRETRIAL CONSIDERATIONS

CONCLUSION

SEARCH, SEIZURE, AND DISCOVERY

INFORMATION THE OAG PROVIDES TO PROSECUTORS
CONFIDENTIAL CASE INFORMATION
SEARCH, SEIZURE, AND DISCOVERY BY THE PROSECUTOR

PRETRIAL DISPOSITION

DETERRENCE
IMPACT
RESTITUTION

SAMPLE OF CRIMINAL NONSUPPORT
JURY CHARGE

USEFUL FORMS

BASIC FAMILY LAW

ESTABLISHING PATERNITY
SETTING SUPPORT
MEDICAL SUPPORT
PAYING SUPPORT
ENFORCING SUPPORT
CUSTODY AND VISITATION

SUBSTANTIVE LAW

CRIMINAL PROVISIONS
FAMILY CODE PROVISIONS
RELEVANT CASE LAW