Simply put, your children have financial needs that must be met. Not all parents have the same income-earning ability, and no parent should bear the financial responsibility of raising a child alone.
Under Texas law, it is customary for one parent to pay a designated sum of money each month to the other as child support. The Texas Family Code has a formula to calculate child support based on the income of the paying parent with the amount capped at a certain income level.
Some parents, though, have determined that traditionally calculated guidelines for child support do not meet their children’s financial needs—especially if the children are involved in intensive extracurricular activities, or if the nonpaying parent cannot earn sufficient funds to meet those needs. In these instances, some parents agree to alternative child support arrangements. Contact us to discuss the options available to you and your family.
Commonly asked questions about child support:
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