In Texas, countyoperated domestic relations or child support offices, private attorneys and private collection agencies also provide some child support enforcement services. Private agencies do charge for their services. Private child support collection agencies usually charge a contingency fee that is a percentage of money collected from the noncustodial parent. Contingency fees frequently range from 15% to 34% depending on the level of services provided. Private attorneys involved in child support cases may charge a contingency fee or on an hourly basis. If you use the services of a private child support collection agency, be sure that you fully understand any contract that you sign. If you receive free child support services from the Child Support Division and these services result in your collecting money from a noncustodial parent, your contract with a private agency may obligate you to pay the private agency a portion of the collected money.
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