There are specific guidelines that determine the amount of child support that must be paid by the non-custodial parent after a divorce. While the formulas are fairly straightforward in terms of calculating an amount, it is important to know that the correct numbers are being used to ensure that a fair judgment is reached.
It is important to have representation from an attorney who understands the law and will work to ensure that your interests and the interests of your children are protected.
Understanding Your Rights in Child Support Matters
In Texas, child support is calculated as a percentage of the paying parent’s net income and based on the number of children needing support. Net income is determined after deducting income taxes and the cost of carrying health care benefits for the children from the paying parent’s gross wages. The law also allows any child support amount being paid for children from another relationship to be deducted before the new child support amount is calculated.
As your attorney, I will do everything I can to ensure that the right income figures are used to arrive at an accurate and true child support judgment. I will hire investigators to search for additional assets if there is a chance that hidden income is not being included in the calculations. My goal is always to obtain a result that fully accommodates the needs of your children.