Enforcing Texas Orders
Renken Law Firm, PLLC represent clients seeking to enforce the terms of a divorce decree or custody order. You may need to seek to enforce an order when the other parent has failed to pay their court ordered child support or if you have been denied visitation with your child. We have extensive experience with both seeking relief for these types of issues and also defending against these types of cases. Having an experienced lawyer who has handled both sides of the issue provides you a unique attorney who can reasonably anticipate what the other side may attempt to do. If the non-custodial parent refuses to pay court ordered child support or you have been denied visitation, contact us. If you have been accused of nonpayment or denying the opposing party visitation, a possible contempt outcome is jail time. Do not go to court alone, contact Renken Law Firm, PLLC.
Enforcement for Delinquent Child Support
Child support arrearages not only can lead to wage garnishment, property liens and loss of tax refunds, they can also result in loss of your license to drive, fish, hunt, sell real estate, teach or practice medicine. Whether your problem involves modification or enforcement of family law rights, our lawyers can advise and represent you.
Enforcement / Contempt of Court Actions
When a parent refuses to honor visitation orders, fails to pay child support or fails to comply with other court orders, the parent is in contempt of court. In most circumstances, it is important that a child is supported by and has meaningful relationships with both parents. That is why it is so important to follow custody, visitation and support arrangements. Failure to do so can jeopardize the child’s well being. If a parent willfully and recklessly avoided complying with orders when it was feasible to do so, the parent may be charged criminally with contempt and could face potential jail time, fines and other consequences. Our attorneys help clients pursue court orders of enforcement. We also defend against actions where enforcement or contempt cases are brought against you unjustly or for spite.
Child Support Enforcement Actions
If you are facing a child support enforcement action initiated by the Attorney General, Renken Law Firm, PLLC can answer the complaint and try to transfer your case to family court, where your options for a realistic payment plan will be somewhat broader. If you are the parent trying to enforce the terms of a divorce or paternity child support order, we can help ensure that your right to payment is brought current as quickly as possible.
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Honors and Awards
Dawn Renken has been a true life-line for me! I was facing a divorce after an abusive marriage followed by a protective order against my ex, which left me feeling defeated and hopeless. After searching several weeks for an attorney, I was referred to Renken Law Firm. Ms. Renken was quick, aggressive and got me on back track, feeling confident about my future. Her top priority was the safety of me, my children and our financial stability.
She is always willing to explain the facts and processes of our procedures so I am confident in the steps we are taking. Her top priority is always to protect my interests and my daughters well being. Her experience leaves her well versed in all the court procedures.
She not only knows the law in Texas like the palm of her hand, but most importantly knows the Courts in Harris County, the judges, and the procedures very well. She's a master of the rules of engagement in front of the judge...
I highly recommend Dawn Renken. She is a prepared, efficient, to the point, no nonsense lawyer. I am extremely please with the swiftness and outcome of my divorce. I had a amicable divorce, but even so once we got to court the judge called out specific issues he typically has in court and she had everything he needed on hand. Needless to say he was very please and honestly, seemed shocked. If you want the smoothest transition possible through such a difficult time hire Renken Law Firm!
“Dawn was very honest and knowledgeable in all the details that we discussed surrounding my situation and I appreciated that. She was available whenever I had a question and responded to my emails in a timely manner.”
The Renken law firm goes above and beyond your average attorney. Very thorough and informative through the whole process. I truly appreciate the work they did for me!
She is looking for the best situation for my daughter. She always listens to everything I have to say with open ears and tells me why and why not the thing I ask for May or may not be achievable. She's made this stressful, scary [situation] into a surprisingly easy experience!
I would highly suggest Dawn Renken, absolutely got positive results throughout my time getting child custody for my son. She gets down to the point and works very hard to get what you need. Very thankful that I am able to see my son again!