ROUND ROCK AND AUSTIN DIVORCE AND CHILD SUPPORT LAWYERS AND ATTORNEYS
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Child support is financial support that assures children being raised by a single parent have the same opportunity for a healthy development as they would have being raised by both parents in one household. It provides for the safety, nourishment and well being of the child. Under Texas laws, when parents are divorced or unmarried, the non-custodial parent will have child support obligations. The right to child support is not the right of the custodial parent, but rather the right of the child. Therefore, child support cannot be waived.
CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS IN THE AUSTIN AREA
Child support is generally determined by guidelines in the Texas Family Code and is based on the income of the paying parent and on the number of children being provided for. There are tables in the family code that your divorce lawyer can use to estimate your payments. Our experienced divorce lawyers in Austin and Round Rock can help you determine what your child support obligations would be.
While Texas child support guidelines are strict, if child support under the guidelines would be unjust or inappropriate under the circumstances of your divorce case, the court can order a varying amount. Deviations from the child support guidelines may be the result of factors such as the additional expenses associated with:
- raising a special needs child
- changes in health care coverage for the children previously offered through a parent’s employment
- increases in daycare expenses or school activity expenses
- child support obligations for other children
MODIFICATION OR PATERNITY ACTION IN TRAVIS OR WILLIAMSON COUNTY
While in a divorce, the child support obligations are established as a result of the final decree, in cases involving unmarried parents, a paternity action will be necessary before support payments can be established.
Modification of present child support obligations may be appropriate when there is a significant change in circumstances, such as when there is a change in income
AUSTIN AND ROUND ROCK CHILD SUPPORT LAWYERS OFFERING FREE CONSULTATIONS
Child support issues in a divorce case or modification suit can be rather complicated, given all of the factors involved in a support obligation. If you have further questions, we invite you to give us a call at (512) 322.5367 to arrange a free consultation. We will provide you with good information and determine how our firm might best help you.