Child Support

Do you have questions about child support in Texas? If you’re raising your child on your own and the other parent is not contributing anything, you should ask questions about why they are not assisting you to raise that child.

If you are already paying child support and your income has been hit hard by this economy and you can’t afford your payments at the current rate, you might be able to get your payments lowered.  Contact me to discuss it.

Whether you are preparing for a divorce or you were never married to your child’s other parent, at the Law Offices of Michael Rentner, I can help you understand the Texas child support guidelines and let you know your options.

In Texas, child support is calculated based on the family law code’s statutory guidelines. The law uses several factors to determine the final amount of child support to be paid to the child or children’s primary custodian, including:

  • The number of children
  • Net income of the non-custodial parent
  • Monthly health insurance expense and who pays for it

While it is difficult to deviate from these guidelines, a family law judge may award a child support amount higher or lower based on the needs of the child. For example, a child may require special medical care, education or other needs that should be taken into consideration.

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