Child Support

Your children are the most important part of your life, but they are expensive.

 

Almost every non-custodial parent of a child under 18 owes child support, but it can be hard to actually obtain each month. We can help you withhold earnings from your exes' paycheck each month as well as check to see if your child support amount is the maximum allowed. 

We will walk you through the legal steps, explaining costs, consequences, and your rights in the child support dispute. We focus on understanding your priorities so that we can advocate for you and your children’s best interests.

Child Support in the state of Texas is governed by the Texas Child Support Guidelines as set out in the Texas Family Code. These Guidelines determine how the calculation of child support is determined. It takes into account the payee's gross wages, monthly health insurance payment for the children and how many children the payee has.

For one child, support is 20% of the payee's gross wages (minus Texas Guideline deductions) for one child and it builds (or decreases) from there the more children you have. An attorney can help you set the right amount of child support based on the Guidelines. 

Our child support practice includes:
  • Negotiate & determine initial support based on:

    • the child support guidelines;

    • your exes' gross income;

    • your exes' contribution to medical/dental/vision insurance; and

    • any other contributing factors

  • Modifying (raising or lowering) child support amounts

  • Disputing child support fees or arrearages 

  • Registering out-of-state child support orders to be used in Texas

  • Enforcing non-payment of child support amounts

These issues can be quite difficult to handle on your own due to the legal complexity and emotionally-charged nature of the proceedings. It’s best to consult with an experienced family law attorney in your area.

Call (512) 291-6952 to setup a consultation with one of our attorneys
OR simply Make An Appointment on your own!