Terminate Child Support

Noncustodial parents - also known as obligors - with registry-only child support cases must seek an order from a judge to have an income withholding order terminated when the child support obligation ends.  Child support terminates when all obligations, including arrears, have been fulfilled

 The Child Support Division has no authority to terminate income withholding orders on registry-only cases.  An obligor can file a federal Income Withholding for Support form with the district clerk to have a judge review the case and issue an order to terminate income withholding.

 To do this, go to the Attorney General website, www.texasattorneygeneral.gov  to download the Federally Mandated Income Withholding for Support (IWO) form and its accompanying directions.  To locate the form on the website, click the "Child Support" tab, then click the "Forms" link on the right side of the webpage.

 The completed form along with your written request/motion should be filed with the District Clerk's Office along with payment of $20.00 by cashier's check or money order made payable to the District Clerk.  A hearing should be scheduled regarding your request. 

If a judge issues an order to terminate income withholding in a registry-only child support case, the obligor may deliver a certified copy of the order to the employer to have income withholding for child support canceled or print and complete the Request for Termination of Support Order along with a copy of the actual Termination of "Income Withholding For Support" order along with payment of $15.00 by cashier's check or money order made payable to the District Clerk to process the Termination of "Income Withholding For Support".

 Mail the information to the following address:

  • Shelia F. Norman
  • Bell County District Clerk
  • Attn: Child Support
  • P.O. Box 909
  • Belton, TX 76513

 You can also visit the District Clerk’s Office Child Support Department located in the Bell County Justice Complex.