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Relating to the issuance of a qualified domestic relations order for the payment of spousal maintenance and child support obligations.
No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 867 would permit a court to issue and enforce qualified domestic relations orders, which would require someone who has not fulfilled their obligations under an alimony or child support order to pay their employee benefits to the other party. All employee benefits would be eligible, regardless of whether they are public or private, and the order would be enforceable by the court until the full obligations under the alimony or child support order have been fulfilled. The bill details the procedures it would require for the issuance of a qualified domestic relations order.
The enactment of HB 867 itself would not constitute a change in circumstances necessary to modify a court order regarding child support.
Texas Action is neutral on HB 867 as it does not touch directly upon any of our Liberty Principles.