Texas law provides a formula to calculate child support. But any formula is only as good as the numbers that you input. The basis for the calculation is net resources. The percentage awarded varies based on the number of children. How do you know that the net resource calculation is correct?
For more than 40 years, W. Tyler Moore, PC, has worked with families across Harris County to find solutions to child custody and support disputes. Our child support lawyer holds a rare dual certification as a specialist in both civil trial law and family law from the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. From our first meeting, we will take the time to understand your unique situation and answer your questions.
Child support determinations always start with determining the total net resources available between the parents. This is a broad definition. Some of the types of income included are:
Child support is set according to a statutory formula. The specifics should be discussed with an attorney. Generally, under Texas law, child support is presumed to be proper if set at the following percentages of the noncustodial parent's average monthly net resources:
Child support payments are usually made on a bimonthly or monthly basis. Often, they are deducted right from a parent's salary. When a parent refuses to pay, the court may be able to assist in enforcing the order.
When circumstances substantially change, speak with us about whether you might be able to request a modification.
Will you be able to continue paying the bills? Child support should not bankrupt the payer. At the same time, it needs to be enough to provide for a child's needs. We can help ensure that you pay or receive a fair amount.
Please schedule a consultation with our board-certified family law attorney, W. Tyler Moore, by calling our Houston office at 713-492-0998 or sending a message online.