Failure to Pay Child Support Diversion

The primary goal in prosecuting Failure to Pay Child Support is often to encourage payment of child support. Deferred Adjudication Agreements are offered to offenders that are able to pay at least half of the amount owed due to on-payment of child support. Offenders who are able to pay, prior to disposition, all of the child support owed, will be offered a Deferred Adjudication Agreement on a misdemeanor level charge. Conditions of these Deferred Adjudication Agreements will include payments of child support and arrears, and that the defendant stay out of trouble.