Archive for April, 2011

Collecting your child support…it’s not always automatic!

Friday, April 29th, 2011

So, you have a Divorce Decree or other final order that says that the child’s other parent is ordered to pay child support, but you are not receiving it. What can you do now?

If you are frustrated, and getting nowhere with your collection efforts with the Office of the Attorney General of Texas, then it’s probably time for you to consult with a family lawyer about the range of collection possibilities that may be available to you.

The good news is that with options like enforcement, child support liens, tax refund garnishment, and the like, you will likely get paid if you are two things: 1) persistent and 2) patient.

I would welcome the opportunity to visit with you about your matter if you are encountering child support collection problems. Eric

Law Office of Eric Gruetzner (713) 370-7100 or

False allegations in a Divorce/Custody case…what do I do?

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

All too often there are false allegations made in divorce/custody cases.  If I had a nickel for every time I heard in court that the other parent is on drugs, assaulted them, is bipolar, and so on…….well, I’d retire from that mountain of nickels!

But seriously, if you are the victim of false allegations of this nature, this is a serious matter that can be used to keep you away from your children.  And I would advise you to sit down immediately with your attorney to formulate a strategy.

If you don’t have an attorney and these types of allegations are made against you, I advise you to retain a good family attorney IMMEDIATELY. I have successfully defended a number of cases like this where my client’s spouse makes false allegations like this and we fight back until we win.

Family law is a different type of law because fundamentally the best interest of the child standard is the benchmark for suits involving children….but ask any Texas family lawyer precisely what ‘best interest of the child’ is defined as and a serious of ‘factors’ is usually the best that can be given.  We often say….best interest of the child is in the eye of the beholder, and you don’t want a false picture of you painted in the judge’s eye (the beholder).

Don’t lose faith, call me today and let’s set the record straight together! Eric Gruetzner (713) 370-7100