Child Support: Finding What’s Fair
When it comes to child support, custodial parents want to know the amount they are able to collect and noncustodial parents want to know the amount they are obligated to pay.
At Short Law Firm, PC, I ensure that you understand your rights and responsibilities based on state child support guidelines and calculators. As a Texas family law attorney, I have many years of focused experience and provide detail-oriented, responsive service so that you always know the status of your case, what to expect, and when to expect it.
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During divorce, the amount to be paid is based on a standardized formula that is based on the income and assets of both spouses, focused on making sure that the child is provided the money needed. This formula also factors in how much time each parent spends with the child. If there is a change in visitation, the child support will also be modified.
In addition to considering the income of each parent and the number of children, the court will also factor in the special needs or special talents of a child when setting the amount of child support.
When a noncustodial parent falls behind in payments, a judgment can result in a lien against the house or withholding support from a paycheck via an employer’s withholding order. When child support is not paid or the custodial parent is unable to collect on a judgment, the custodial parent can seek child support enforcement.
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At Short Law Firm, PC, not only am I familiar with laws concerning child support, but clients appreciate my positive, helpful and energetic approach in helping them through a difficult situation involving any divorce and family law matter. Contact me through my online form, or else call my office in Plano: 972-813-9959.