Income Withholding

Spousal Support

The Texas Constitution was amended in 1999 to permit income withholding for spousal maintenance. In the 2001 legislative session, the Texas Legislature added income withholding provisions for spousal support to the Family Code. For the pay period, these provisions dictate that current child support (to include “cash medical” child support) is withheld first, followed by current spousal support, followed by withholding for past due child and medical support arrears, with spousal support arrears withheld last.

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