Texas courts rarely order child support payments exceeding 20% of an owing parent’s net income plus 5% for each additional child. This “soft cap” is derived from guidelines contained in the Texas Family Code, and courts presume that they are in the best interest of children. Within this in mind, support will vary on a case-by-case basis according to each family’s needs. According to the Texas Family Code Section 154.062 (b), net resources include the following:
Importantly net resources do not include:
To gain an accurate estimate of what ordered support would look like for you, consider contacting an experienced family law attorney.
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