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50 parents arrested for violating child support orders

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Staff report, Denton Record-Chronicle

AUSTIN — Travis County and Hays County constables have arrested 50 parents for violating child support orders, the Texas attorney general's office reported Tuesday.

The law enforcement effort provided Texas children $48,256 in collected child support. The attorney general's child support division investigators assisted by locating missing parents.

Delinquent parents arrested on civil warrants face up to six months in jail. Cash bonds posted by delinquent parents seeking release from jail are paid to the custodial parents and children who are owed back child support.

Parents who have fallen behind on their child support payments — but are not subject to warrants for their arrest — should immediately contact the attorney general's child support division at 800-252-8014 or visit http://bit.ly/2xBTGU4 to make payment arrangements.