Judy Branham
Executive Director

Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:30 pm

500 E. San Antonio
Suite LL-108
El Paso, Texas 79901
Phone (915) 834-8200
Fax (915) 834-8299

Management Action Plan

Domestic Relations Office

  • Fees (Effective date: 10/15/2013)
  • Family Court Services
  • Access Facilitation $480.00
    Access Facilitation and Monitoring $540.00
    Adoption Home Study / (Expedited-completed in less than 60 days) $412.00/$512.00
    Guardian Ad Litem $1100.00
    Contested Custody Social Studies $1100.00
    Contested Social Studies (3 Party) $1650.00
    Consultation $150.00
    Limited Investigation $250.00
    Monitoring $600.00
    Non-IVD Cooperative Parenting Class $50.00
    Parenting Coordinator $2,000.00
    per year
    Paternity (Genetic Testing) $200.00
    Updates on Social Studies $1000.00
    Amicus Attorney $1200.00
    Relocation Evaluation (custody not contested or petitioned) $1100.00
    Administrative Fee Based on work completed $75.00 or $150.00
  • Child Support Monitoring & Customer Service Division
  • Issuance of Administrative Writ where a Withholding Order has been entered $70.00
    Payment Ledgers $1.00
    Non-Support Letters $2.00
    Administrative Writ of Withholding for Arrearage Payments where an arrearage less that six (6) months has accrued (Voluntary Writ) $250.00
    CSMCS - Monitoring $50.00
  • Friend of the Court and Enforcement Divisions
  • Child Support Service Fee $36.00
    Each managing or possessory conservator pays this fee annually. It does not apply to temporary orders or IV-D cases.  
    Fee for Preparation and Issuance or Reduction/Termination of Administrative Writs of Withholding. $70.00

    The DRO will prepare and issue administrative writs of withholding to deduct child support, medical support and/or maintenance ordered in a SAPCR from the obligor’s income, or to terminate / reduce withholding orders that are in effect.


    Enforcement Application Fee $30.00
    This fee is assessed for each application to enforce child and/or medical support or withholding orders for orders entered on or before 10/15/2000.

    Orders entered on or after 10/16/2000 are not subject to a fee for enforcement of child and/or medical support.
    Attorney's Fees (per hour) $150.00 per hour
    Attorney's fees are charged by the EPCDRO in all enforcement cases in order to reimburse the taxpayers for the costs of enforcing child/medical support orders. Although the typical case requires up to 8 hours, including preparation and court time, wherever possible the EPCDRO charges a minimum reasonable attorney’s fee.  
    Paralegal Fees (per hour) $75.00 per hour

    These fees may be charged in cases where paralegals expend numerous hours reviewing proof of direct payments, interviewing obligors, preparing documents for obligee’s signature and other duties not directly related to court activity.

    Community Supervision Fee (per month) $30.00 - per month

    The "standard" community supervision fee is $30.00 per month.


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