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What you need to know about child support in Texas

Some of the most difficult cases that go through the judicial process are cases that involve child support issues. Most parents want what is best for their children, but the acrimony that can exist between two parents can make these types of cases toxic. For those who are going to find themselves in this type of case, or for those who are already embroiled in a child support case, there are some important aspects of child support in Texas to know.

First, our readers need to know how the courts will calculate the amount of child support that will need to be paid. The court will look at a variety of factors, such as: how much each parent earns in income; what the child's financial needs are; how old the child is; and the overall financial obligations of each parent. Once these factors, among others, are considered, the court will enter an order that sets one parent or the other to pay a specified amount of child support.

From there, each party is expected to comply with the child support order. However, we all know that sometimes a person's income can change unexpectedly, increasing when the person gets a better job or decreasing with the sudden loss of a job, for example. When this occurs, the parent who is ordered to pay child support may need to seek a modification with the court.

At our law firm, we do our best to help parents who are trying to get through a family law case that involves child support. Whether you are trying to get a child support order enforced or modified, we may be able to help. For more information, please visit the child support overview section of our law firm's website.


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