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AG Paxton’s Child Sup­port Divi­sion Sets New Record by Col­lect­ing $4.8 Bil­lion for Texas Children

Attorney General Ken Paxton today announced that the Office of the Attorney General’s Child Support Division set a new record by collecting more than $4.8 billion in child support for the state fiscal year 2020.

November 12, 2020 | Press Release

The Office of the Attor­ney General’s Child Sup­port Divi­sion Tran­si­tions to Vir­tu­al Ser­vices in Response to Coro­n­avirus (COVID-19)

Because the health and safety of our staff and customers is always our highest priority, effective immediately, local child support offices are in the process of transitioning to providing virtual child support establishment and enforcement services.

March 17, 2020 | Press Release

Rusk Coun­ty Con­ducts Child Sup­port Roundup; 11 Arrest­ed for Fail­ure to Pay Child Support

Rusk County Sheriff’s Department and Henderson Police Department led a child support roundup that started on Tuesday, February 25, 2020.

February 26, 2020 | Press Release

Smith Coun­ty Con­ducts Child Sup­port Roundup

The Smith County Sheriff’s Department along with the Tyler, Lindale, Troup, and Arp Police Departments and Smith County District Attorney’s Office, led a child support roundup that started on Friday, November 1, 2019.

November 04, 2019 | Press Release

AG Pax­ton’s Child Sup­port Divi­sion Sets New Nation­wide Record by Col­lect­ing $4.378 Bil­lion in Child Support

“I’m immensely proud of the hard work and dedication of our Child Support Division to improve the lives of Texas children and ensure that children receive the support they need and deserve,” Attorney General Paxton said. “This success is particularly remarkable in light of the challenges the division faced as a result of Hurricane Harvey. Courts in affected areas were shut down completely for prolonged amounts of time, but that didn’t stop the hard-working men and women of the Child Support Division from achieving another record-setting year in collections.”

September 10, 2018

Hunt Coun­ty Con­ducts Child Sup­port Roundup

“Caring for your children is the fundamental and moral responsibility of any parent,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “I commend everyone involved in holding accountable those who attempt to evade child support. Their efforts help ensure better care and better lives for Texas children.”

April 13, 2018

Smith Coun­ty Sher­iff Lar­ry Smith Leads Ini­tia­tive to Arrest Delin­quent Parents

“Caring for your children is the fundamental and moral responsibility of any parent,” Attorney General Ken Paxton said. “I commend everyone involved in holding accountable those who attempt to evade child support. Their efforts help ensure better care and better lives for Texas children.”

February 25, 2016

Gregg Coun­ty Sher­iff Max­ey Cer­liano Leads Ini­tia­tive to Arrest Delin­quent Parents

Gregg County Sheriff Maxey Cerliano has arrested 23 Gregg County parents who violated court orders requiring them to pay child support. Along with support from the Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division (CSD), others assisting Sheriff Cerliano in the roundup effort include Longview Police Chief Mike Bishop, Kilgore Police Chief Todd Hunter, Gladewater Police Chief Robert Vine, White Oak Police Chief Charles R. Smith, Lakeport Police Chief Wesley Freeman and Longview city marshals. The effort focused on parents who were the subjects of arrest warrants because of their failure to pay child support.

October 27, 2015