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February 20, 2020

Child Support Laws in Texas

Securing your child’s well-being is one of the major aspects of being a good parent. In instances when parents divorce, part of the job is ensuring that child support obligations are met. For those currently dealing with child support litigation, contact The Fetty Firm for experienced assistance in family law matters.

Texas Child Support Guidelines

Generally speaking, there are limits to child support amounts in the state of Texas. These limits are referred to as guidelines. These guidelines state that the non-custodial parent must pay:

Child Support Laws in Texas

Child Support Laws in Texas

  • 20 % of net income for one child
  • 25% for two children
  • 30% for three children
  • 35% for four children
  • 40% for five children
  • 40% or more for six or more children

The paying parent is responsible for the child until the age of 18 or high school graduation, whichever comes first.

Guidelines are just guidelines. If both parents can come to a settlement, then this arrangement takes precedence.

Rashelle Fetty and The Fetty Firm explain to clients the ins and outs of the guidelines in the state and will advise you on the best path forward. We can help answer questions about child support law, such as:

  • Facing lawsuits for back child support
  • Needing to enforce child support orders
  • Wishing to modify a child support order

All in all, child support is a complex issue that requires extensive litigation over the years. Rightfully so, clients come to us with all types of questions about child support in the state of Texas.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do these guidelines work?
  • How to structure a child support agreement with a former spouse?
  • Concerns over paycheck garnishment to fulfill child support obligations?
  • In what ways does child health insurance and health care costs factor in?
  • What happens in the event that the payee loses their job?
  • How does a change in the income factor in?
  • Can I challenge the paternity of the child or children in question?
  • What grounds can I use so the child support order be modified?
  • How does the process work in the event of remarriage?

Contact Us Today

Overall, the best way to act when it comes to child support is with the assistance of an experienced family law attorney, such as Rashelle Fetty and The Fetty Firm. You can reach our law firm by calling (214) 546-5746.