Texas Family Code
Sec. § 154.014
Payments in Excess of Court-ordered Amount


(a)

If a child support agency or local child support registry receives from an obligor who is not in arrears a child support payment in an amount that exceeds the court-ordered amount, the agency or registry, to the extent possible, shall give effect to any expressed intent of the obligor for the application of the amount that exceeds the court-ordered amount.

(b)

If the obligor does not express an intent for the application of the amount paid in excess of the court-ordered amount, the agency or registry shall:

(1)

credit the excess amount to the obligor’s future child support obligation; and

(2)

promptly disburse the excess amount to the obligee.

(c)

This section does not apply to an obligee who is a recipient of public assistance under Chapter 31 (Financial Assistance and Service Programs), Human Resources Code.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 1491, Sec. 2, eff. Jan. 1, 2002. Renumbered from Family Code Sec. 154.013 by Acts 2003, 78th Leg., ch. 1275, Sec. 2(52), eff. Sept. 1, 2003.
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