Office of the Attorney General News Release Archive


Tuesday, February 9, 1999

CORNYN ANNOUNCES LUBBOCK COUNTY "DEADBEAT PARENT" ROUNDUP

AUSTIN - Texas Attorney General John Cornyn today announced the roundup of Lubbock County parents who owe court ordered child support

Starting today and continuing through the week, the Lubbock County sheriff's office is assigning five teams of deputies to go to the homes and businesses of deadbeat parents. Officers are also working with other county sheriffs' departments and constables to arrest parents with delinquent child support accounts in Lubbock County.

"I am committed to making sure child support enforcement is a top priority in my administration," stated General Cornyn.

Parents in violation of a court order requiring the payment of child support or appearance in court can be arrested on a civil warrant. Delinquent parents can avoid arrest by paying child support in full and on time. When a parent cannot comply due to the loss of employment or other hardship, the parent should contact the Office of the Attorney General, and 1-800-252-8014, to make other arrangements.

Additional information regarding enforcement in the child support division is available on the Attorney General's web site at www.oag.state.tx.us

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