The Next Step After Your Divorce: Child Support Arrangements
After determining child custody after a divorce, child support may be the next conversation. If you need to request support from your former spouse or support is requested from you, you may be wondering what the financial impacts will be. While you want the best for your child, you also want the payment amount to be fair and just.
As a top-rated and nationally recognized family law and child support attorney, I know how to navigate child support cases to help get you what you need and defend you if an unfair amount is requested. At , I have helped countless families in Houston and Harris County move forward with their lives through child support orders.
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Child support is an amount one parent pays the other to help raise the child, including food, housing, clothing, activities and education. In many custody arrangements, the child lives with one parent, or the custodial parent, most of the time. The other noncustodial parent typically has regular visitation rights or a split custody arrangement. The noncustodial parent must make child support payments in most circumstances.
Child support is calculated mainly based on income and net resources in Texas. While the court tries to use the guidelines to set child support, other factors are considered including:
- The age of the child
- Health care and educational needs
- Parents’ income and resources
- Time spent with the child
- Childcare expenses
- The cost of traveling for visitation
As life and circumstances change, parents can request to modify their child support orders. Modifications often happen when the paying parent loses their job or gets a new job that pays less, their income increases, a child’s medical needs have changed, they have become disabled, changes in health insurance, or the custody agreement has changed. To file for a modification of your child support order, contact me for experienced guidance.
Helping You And Your Child Get What You Need
Whether you are a paying parent or a parent who needs child support to help raise your child, contact me to learn more about how I can help you. Child support agreements can be complex, and you need solid legal guidance as circumstances change. Contact me today to schedule a consultation at or email me directly.