The government and business response to the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in economic catastrophe for millions of Texans. Economic hardship arising from the spread of COVID-19 have impacted millions of Texans. Many have lost their jobs or faced significant financial harm. That affects people in many ways, including child support. If you receive child support, getting that check each […]
Category: Child Support
In our blog, Can a Court Deviate From The Child Support Guidelines, we explain that it is rare, but does happen in some cases. Now let’s drill down the other factors that could determine child support in these special cases. (You can also click here to skip to the bottom of this blog to watch […]
There are times when a parent does not comply with a court order to pay child support. Collection may be difficult when the parent has moved out of state but the UIFSA law addresses this issue.
Child support in Texas must be paid. Read about what factors go into determining how long you’ll have to pay it.
A child support order can be enforced by an individual or by the Texas Attorney General. Enforcement by the Texas Attorney General is free and slower. Hiring an attorney is quicker but can be more expensive. This is too complicated to do on your own without a lawyer.
Texas has a ‘soft cap’ on child support, which means that there is sort of a maximum level of child support that a person can be ordered to pay. There are ways to exceed this cap, but that is rare. The ‘soft cap’ is equal to someone making $140,000/year and translates to $1,710/month for one child.
A Court will only deviate from child support guidelines if it finds it is in the best interest of the child to do so. This is rarely done in Texas.
A Court will only deviate from child support guidelines if it finds it is in the best interest of the child to do so.
Child support is a fact of life if your marriage or relationship fails with the other parent. Most parents agree on one parent paying Guideline Child Support and having it deducted automatically from their paycheck. There are many different ways to deviate from this norm.