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What happens if after a divorce a child support order was never filed?

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Texas

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Ex wife and I had very amicable divorce. She is not seeking child support, but had to report not receiving any for after school day care assistance.

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Hello and welcome! My name is ***** ***** I am a licensed attorney and will try my best to help with your situation. There may be a slight delay in my responses as I type out an answer or reply.

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Was this an oversight on the part of the court or was it just that neither party asked for it?

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Are you asking if that can be changed?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I just reviewed my old paperwork. There WAS a case filed about 7 years ago, but we decided to just work together on the payments and I never set up to make payments to the child support division. My ex isn't demanding payments, but now the state is trying to gather information (employment, etc) from me.

Ok, well if you both agreed to basically waive child support, then nothing will happen because the state won't force child support unless one party is actively seeking it.

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However, should the custodial parent change their mind, they can always file a motion to modify and have the court establish a child support amount up until the child turns 18.

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
That's what we both thought. Do courts typically agree with parents as long as they are amicable and the kids are in a good situation?

Yes, the court isn't going to force the issue as long as the child is being provided for and is happy and healthy..

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
Thank you. I appreciate the advice. We were worried this would turn into some legal nightmare.
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