Texas is the state in the country which collects the most amount of child support: almost $4 billion annually. In spite of this, a lot of Texas parents still owe their children child support. In order to remedy the problem, the state is instituting a new measure to make parents pay what they owe. The state is going to prevent people six months or more behind on child support payments from registering their vehicles. State officials hope that barring registration will cause meaningful change.
Finding child support evaders is difficult, local law enforcement officials admit. In a campaign done last fall, only a small number of parents in debt were discovered by the authorities. Travis County Tax Assessor Bruce Elfant said this issue is a problem for children who want to have the best in life offered to them. He noted, “So many children go without the support from both of their parents and when they don’t have the financial and emotional support, it puts challenges in front of them.”
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