Texas Family Code
Sec. § 8.206
Liability and Obligation of Employer for Payments


(a)

An employer who complies with an order or writ of withholding under this chapter is not liable to the obligor for the amount of income withheld and remitted as required by the order or writ.

(b)

An employer who receives, but does not comply with, an order or writ of withholding is liable to:

(1)

the obligee for any amount of spousal maintenance not paid in compliance with the order or writ;

(2)

the obligor for any amount withheld from the obligors disposable earnings, but not remitted to the obligee; and

(3)

the obligee or obligor for reasonable attorneys fees and court costs incurred in recovering an amount described by Subdivision (1) or (2).

(c)

An employer shall comply with an order of withholding for spousal maintenance or alimony issued in another state that appears regular on its face in the same manner as an order issued by a tribunal of this state. The employer shall notify the employee of the order and comply with the order in the manner provided by Subchapter F, Chapter 159, with respect to an order of withholding for child support issued by another state. The employer may contest the order of withholding in the manner provided by that subchapter with respect to an order of withholding for child support issued by another state.
Added by Acts 2001, 77th Leg., ch. 807, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 2001.
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