Knowledgeable Representation In All Child Support Matters

Child support is financial support that helps assure that children being raised by a single parent have adequate resources for a healthy development. It provides for the safety, nourishment and well being of the child.

Under Texas laws, when parents are divorced or unmarried, the non-custodial parent generally will have child support obligations. Child support has two components. Regular child support and medical support. Generally, child support cannot be waived.

Making Sense of Texas Laws for You

Child support is generally determined by guidelines in the Texas Family Code and is based on the income of the paying parent and on the number of children being provided for. There are tables in the family code that your lawyer can use to estimate your payments. As an experienced family law attorney, Terry Hart can assist you with calculating your child support obligations or payments.

While Texas child support guidelines are presumptivley reasonable, if child support under the guidelines would be unjust or inappropriate under the circumstances of your case, the court can order a different amount. Deviations from the child support guidelines may be the result of factors such as the additional expenses associated with:

While in a divorce, the child support obligations are established as a result of the final decree, in cases involving unmarried parents, a paternity action or suit affecting parent child relationship will be necessary before support payments can be established.

Modification of present child support obligations may be appropriate when there is a significant change in circumstances, such as a change in income.

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Contact Terry Hart online to discuss your legal questions. He can also be reached at 713-581-1773 or toll free at 877-576-7390. Se habla español.