Income Withholding

Multiple Orders for an Employee

Some employees are required to pay child support to two or more families. This usually happens when an employee has been divorced more than once and has children from each marriage to support.

When an employer receives notice to withhold child support payments from an employee’s income for two or more separate families, Texas law requires the employer to do the following:

. . . pay an equal amount towards the current support in each order or writ until the employer has complied fully with each current support obligation and, thereafter, equal amounts on the arrearages until the employer has complied with each order or writ, or until the maximum total amount of allowed withholding is reached, whichever occurs first. [TFC § 158.207(b)]

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