Paying What Is Fair In Texas Child Support
Every parent has a natural instinct to protect and provide for their children. After a divorce, many parents worry that they will not be able to provide enough for their children and themselves. They fear that this will be a significant detriment to their lifestyle.
At Skillern Firm, we understand how emotionally draining this process can be. We also know that what you pay or receive must be fair, as your financial health and future depend on this. At Skillern Firm, we know Texas divorce.
Texas Child Support Can Be Confusing. We Can Help.
Texas courts use a specific formula to calculate child support obligations. How much each parent earns, the child’s needs and other factors can impact the results. Parents who were never married still have child support obligations.
Typically, the noncustodial parent (the parent the child does not live with) is responsible for paying child support to the custodial parent (the parent with whom the child lives). This money helps to pay a portion of the costs that the custodial parent incurs while caring for the child. The money you pay or receive is contingent on your earnings, the parenting plan you have in place, among other things.
The Guidance You Need No Matter What Life Has In Store
Life has a tendency to throw us occasional curveballs. We may lose a job or get a much better job, need to move for our job, or battle a serious health concern that negatively impacts our ability to earn. Many things, both positive and negative, can affect a parent’s ability to pay. When facing a curveball, it may be time to request a modification to the original support plan.
We can guide you throughout the initial child support determination process and answer your questions about sending payments, receiving payments, properly using child support and more.
Get The Support You And Your Children Need
At Skillern Firm, we are committed to ensuring that children receive the financial support they need to thrive. We also understand the financial strain a divorce can put on you. We are here to help. Call 281-990-4655 to set up a time to talk about your situation. We can also be reached via our website contact email.