Determining Fair Child Support Payments
Child support is a serious subject. Courts are often heavy-handed in enforcing child support orders. If you fail to pay your child support obligations, you could end up facing contempt of court — and even land in jail.
Whether you are seeking to establish, modify or enforce child support orders, it is important to consult with a family law attorney who is experienced in child support. At Heinrich Christian, PLLC, our lawyers have more than 25 years of combined experience handling child support cases.
How Do Courts Set Child Support Obligations?
Like visitation, child support guidelines are established by Texas law, but courts also take into account a number of different factors in setting support obligations such as:
- The child’s age
- Day care expenses
- Educational, medical and other needs of the child
- Both parents’ financial situations
- Other financial obligations
Once child support is set, in can be difficult to modify. Nonetheless, if you have had a change in circumstances — such as job loss or a substantial decrease in income — your current obligation may no longer be realistic. Likewise, if you are receiving child support and you believe the other parent’s income has increased or other financial circumstances arise, you may be entitled to an increase in child support. Either way, it is important to have a lawyer assist you in obtaining a child support modification.
Child Support Enforcement Lawyers Serving Georgetown And Surrounding Areas
Our firm represents parents seeking to establish, modify and enforce child support orders. In this tricky area of law, many things can go wrong if you try to represent yourself. Even a one-time consultation can be immensely valuable in making sure you’re on the right track.
We offer flexible representation options, from consultations to shadow advising to traditional representation.
As a small firm, we value providing personal and attentive client service.