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Hi and welcome to JA.Ray here to help you today.
The ex here could have had contempt warrant issued if you failed to pay.Texas would have issued a pick up warrant.This kind of warrant means if you are found herein Colorado, say pulled over for a running a red light , they look up warrants and would hold you in jail until Texas comes to get you.You cannot make bail until you have seen the Texas judge and resolved it.So ti would be Colorado enforcing a Texas warrant and you going back to Texas where the divorce court was.
This is a silent situation , you would not know they have a warrant until you are pulled over and it shows in the police data base that you have one for the failure to pay, and thats assuming the ex filed contempt with the court.But thats pretty standard because lawyers know eventually if you are in the US they will get lucky and will get picked up so be real careful here.
All Colorado would do is hold you until the Texas sheriff came and got you and took you back to where the court is located.
I appreciate the chance to help you today.Thanks again.
Reference to the warrants
You can call the sheriff in Texas where this happened to see if you have warrants.
That would be a good idea..You can also check the courts file to see if she pursued this as well.
No it doesn't work that way.The other party would have ability to schedule a hearing, when you did not appear they issued the warrant if you left the country.They would have issued the warrant at that time,Again it is a pick up warrant , the effect is to bring you to court if they find you so there is no bail and you are brought to the court in Texas.I mean they have to find you here, but you should know that it is very possible.If the ex here had a lawyer there is real good chance there is such a warrant.
You have the option here to try to resolve the matter in Texas or take your chances.