Deer Park Child Support Attorney
Serving Houston and Surrounding Areas
After a divorce, one of the main concerns is how to make ends meet. Whereas prior to the divorce, two incomes were combined to provide for one household, the same amount of money must now support two households. Caring for the needs and expenses of the children involved is of utmost importance. Just because a child lives primarily with one parent does not mean the other parent is not responsible for contributing to the cost of raising his or her child.
In fact, quite the opposite is true. When one parent takes primary care of the child, they may require more money from the other parent just to make ends meet.
How is Child Support Calculated in Texas?
While no case is identical, Texas has established general guidelines for helping you calculate support.
- 1 child = 20% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
- 2 children = 25% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
- 3 children = 30% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
- 4 children = 35% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
- 5 children = 40% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
- 6 or more children = not less than 40% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
We can help you fight for child support that is fair so that your child is provided for, despite the divorce. Call our Deer Park child support lawyers today for a consultation!
Child support and child custody go hand in hand. If both parents have equal joint custody, and share the cost of the child equally, minimal or no child support may be required. However, if one parent has sole custody and is responsible for the primary cost and care of the child, they may require a significant amount of support from the other parent. However, the amount of income of each parent will be taken into consideration when determining the amount of support they must pay. Whether going through mediation, or litigating in divorce court, your attorney can pursue a fair amount of support for your child, or help to ensure that you are not being forced to pay more than you can afford.
Child Support Attorney in Deer Park
Divorces involving children are always the most difficult to get through. The most important consideration is to make sure the detrimental effect that the divorce has on your children is kept to a minimum. It is vital that they are well provided for. At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have over 100+ years of combined experience in divorce law and can help you negotiate fair support for your children. Together, we have handled countless divorce cases involving child support, and we are here to help you with all aspects of your divorce, including property division and spousal support as well.
Contact a Deer Park child support attorney from our firm today for the quality of legal counsel you need in child support cases.