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Can changes to my employment modify my child support?

In Texas, when there is an order to pay child support, the employment situation will play a significant role in how much is to be paid. Given the fickle nature of the job market, it is not uncommon for a person to lose his or her job and experience a changed financial circumstance during the time they are paying or receiving child support. Job loss or making less money can be a challenge. It is important to understand how this can affect the payments and for how long.

Child support and visitation rights

Many Houston area couples make the decision to no longer remain together. Whether they were married or not, when a couple splits after having children together, the relationship can get complicated. If a parent has been ordered to pay child support, sometimes this support doesn't come through in a timely manner. There can be many questions in these situations.

Special needs children and child support

Many families in the Houston area have a child with special needs. Families who have special needs children understand the amount of time and money that the child requires. In these cases, it is important for families to keep the best interest of their child in mind when it comes to child support.

How is child support calculated in Texas?

Going from one household to two during a divorce is difficult enough, but then managing how much is to be paid in spousal support and child support can further complicate matters. Where spousal support is paid by one spouse to another for a specific period of time to help the receiving spouse get back on their feet financially while maintaining the lifestyle they were accustomed to before the divorce, child support is for the children's financial needs only.

Texas child support changes

Separated or divorced parents and their children may be eligible for more support after September 1. A law took effect that requires parents paying child support to provide dental insurance to their children. Parents who pay child support have been legally required to pay for health care insurance in addition to other living expenses. Many supporting parents already voluntarily paid for dental insurance before this new law.

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