Child support is not just “extra money.” It often provides for a healthy, safe, and thriving childhood. That is why when the other parent doesn’t pay their court-ordered or agreed upon amount, it is not just an inconvenience, it is also a crime.
Child support payments, however, can change with new circumstances. Jobs may change, financial circumstances can become unstable, and life may throw various curveballs. Many times, parents are ordered to pay child support when the economy is good, and money is more abundant only to be unable to pay when life changes through no fault of their own. Having a knowledgeable attorney can make sure that support payments are reasonable, keeping the best interests of the child or children in mind.
Texas determines child support by using a formula. Essentially, the court requires that the paying parent pays a percentage of their gross annual wages. That percentage is determined by how many children there are.
The paying parent’s gross income does not include the following:
In some cases, child support may continue indefinitely if the child is mentally or physically disabled, or if the parents agreed to a certain length of time for child support in their divorce agreement.
Otherwise, child support typically ends for the following reasons:
The Texas child support attorneys at our firm are here to answer all your questions. We understand that every situation is unique, and we have the experience and resources to guide you through your unique circumstances. Over the years, our attorneys have become recognized for their commitment to every client as well as for their litigation skill. You can trust our firm to provide you with a high level of personal service and diligent advocacy throughout the entirety of your case.
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