Child Support in Texas
Child Support in Dallas, TX
As a brief summary only, child support is one of the more predictable aspects of a family law case. In the vast majority of cases the court will order the parent who is not in primary possession of the children to pay a guideline amount. As an example, if there is one child before the court (usually a child under 18) and the parent has no children from a prior marriage, that person will have to pay 20% of their net income as child support. There is a statutory limit in Texas wherein persons who net over $10,000 per month may have a limit placed on the amount of child support ordered. Currently the maximum support amount for one child is about $1,800 per month.
Sometimes families will truly split custody such as week on week off, or what is often referred to as a 2:2, 3:3 possession schedule where each parent has the children for two days each week and the weekends are alternated. In that scenario, sometimes the judge’s will not order support, or will calculate support based on the guideline support EACH parent would normally have to pay, and the difference is ordered or both parties pay the other party support. Equal access is often not possible unless the parents are fully cooperating with each other, or, in other words, by agreement.
Child support can be calculated with the help of the Attorney General of Texas website, which has a “child support calculator”.
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