Fort Worth, TX asked in Family Law for Texas

Q: If temp. Order is dismissed can attorney general revert to previous order?

January 2012 went to court, temporary order that changed visitation from standard, every other weekend, etc. to week on week off, 50/50. Child support set to zero with a monthly credit of $150 for possession and part of the cost for health insurance. Credit to go towards "past due child support". December 2013 temp. Orders dismissed for want of prosecution.

OAG's office decides that means the order before the temp. Order is the one they'll enforce, they made the child support retroactive from date of dismissal.

Can they make that decision?

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Adam Kielich
Adam Kielich
  • Bedford, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If the temporary order was dismissed the the original order becomes effective on the date of the dismissal.

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