Child Support Attorneys in Waco, TX
Personal Service from Accomplished Lawyers
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.
How Is Child Support Calculated in Texas?
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:
- Social security taxes
- Federal income tax
- Union dues
- Health insurance premiums
- Other medical expenses for the children if the payment of them is court ordered.
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 child turns 18 years of age
- The child graduates high school
- The child marries
- The child enlists in the military
Fight for Your Child’s Best Interests with Blanchard & Thomas, LLP
The Waco 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.
We serve at the clients’ pleasure. If for any reason whatsoever the client decides he/she is better off with a different attorney or law firm, we will respectfully and professionally do whatever we can to get the new attorney or law firm up to speed and ready to handle the case. We vow to never object to a client’s request to seek alternative counsel, and we promise to return 100% of any unearned advance payments.
We play to win. While we cannot guarantee outcomes in any case, we always do our best to see that our clients come out on top. We want our clients to know without question that their success matters to us more than their payments.
We play hard, we play fast, and we stick to the game plan. We work with every client to develop a strategy most likely to bring about their success. We work hard to ensure the strategy gives our client every advantage possible and their very best chance at success. We then implement that strategy as quickly and efficiently as possible.
We make a commitment to communication. We begin and end many of our days communicating with clients. Our clients can count on us to return phone calls and/or e-mail within 24 hours except in emergencies or during announced absences from the office. We want our clients to always know what we know and vice-versa, and overcome them.
While the attorney client relationship may not always result in friendship, we believe it should always result in mutual respect. We zealously advocate on our clients’ behalf whether we agree with their choices or not. We do not judge our client’s choices; we simply attempt to help them learn from them, live with them, and overcome them.
We build our relationships upon a foundation of total honesty. Absolute honesty allows the client and the attorney to develop trust that will be absolutely critical to success in and out of the courtroom.