Child Support Payments
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Parents are required to financially support their child. Whether they are
married or separated, both parents shall contribute funds that go toward
the well-being of their child. Child support consists of court-ordered
payments for this purpose. Our divorce attorney at Eaker Law Firm, PC
can help parents with their child support concerns.
Support payments are designed to assist you in covering your child's
expenses, such as food, medical costs, and clothing. Absent an agreement,
a judge decides the amount of support a parent is obligated to pay to
the other on a consistent basis. If you already have a child support order
and are having trouble receiving those payments, you have the right to
seek legal action to compel those payments. You can count on us to pursue
your case and help make sure your child is supported.
The Texas Family Code provides guidance in setting the appropriate amount
of child support primarily using the paying party's net income and
the number of children to calculate the amount you're required to
pay. There are also a number of factors the court may consider in setting
child support. Although it varies somewhat among judges, child support
can often be highly formulaic or subject to effective arguments to increase
or decrease the amount based on virtually unlimited number of factors.
Speak with our attorney today to find out what options would be appropriate
in your case.
If you are interested in seeking a child support modification, do not hesitate
to speak with our attorney. We understand that you love your child and
would pay any amount for him or her, but we are also aware that financial
situations can change your ability to pay. Get in touch with our compassionate
lawyer to discuss your case. Given the very limited ability of the Court
to make changes retroactively, it's critical that you speak with an
attorney right away if you think there is reason to adjust the amount
of support. There are many remedies available in the event someone fails
to pay their child support including jail time. If you are either not
collecting the child support you are owed or are unable to pay the child
support as you have been ordered, contact our attorney to discuss your
options and rights.
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