Guidelines to Help You Understand Child Support

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In Texas, the non-custodial parent (the parent with whom the child does not live most of the time) pays child support.

How Child Support Is Calculated

The amount is calculated after payment of healthcare premiums and based certain allowable deductions according to Attorney General tax charts for a single person claiming zero dependents. Deductions include:

  • Income tax
  • Medicare
  • Social Security taxes

Adjustments are made for other children whom the non-custodial parent must also support.

To get an idea of what your monthly child support would be, you can use the calculator at Texasattorneygeneral.gov.

Determining Which Parent Must Pay Child Support

Whether you are married, are married and separated or were never married to your child’s other parent, you may open a case with the Texas Attorney General for FREE to start a lawsuit. The lawsuit address establishing the following:

  • Paternity
  • Conservatorship
  • Support
  • Possession and access

How Often May You Request a Change in Child Support?

Every three years, you have the legal right to request that the Texas Attorney General review the amount being paid for child support. However, to make the request, your requested change in the amount of support must be more than 20% of the existing order.

At C.E. Borman & Associates, we’re glad to answer your questions about child support. We can help you arrive at a child support settlement if child support is a disputed matter or take your case to trial if necessary to resolve the issue.

 

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