Seeking The Best Child Support Agreement For You
Each of our child support attorneys at Warmbrodt & Associates, PLLC, is experienced in the legal issues that arise when collecting or defending against collection of child support payments.
Child Support In Texas: What To Know
Texas bases a noncustodial parent’s child support on that parent’s income. The courts regularly follow these guideline minimums very closely, but sometimes, it is possible to obtain a court order for an even greater amount or maximum child support. Our experienced family law and divorce attorneys can help you explore your options and understand your rights when it comes to issues such as:
- Dependency exemptions: The custodial parent generally retains this exemption except where mutually agreed upon by both parties and the court.
- Day care expenses: Child care expenses are generally paid by the custodial parent, although some courts have instituted a policy of payment by the noncustodial parent in addition to regular child support payments.
- Health insurance: If the noncustodial parent has insurance available through an employer and agrees or is court-ordered to provide coverage to the child, then they may deduct this cost from their total income before their income is evaluated for child support.
If a parent loses a job, the children move to live with the noncustodial parent or other circumstances change, a lawyer can help you seek a modification of the child support order. This helps give your children the support they deserve.
What If Your Child’s Other Parent Is Not Paying Support?
We respond swiftly and decisively to emergency situations requiring modification or enforcement of child support. Our Texas family lawyers advocate for the use of negotiated or mediated settlements as an alternative to litigation in the courts. These agreements allow greater flexibility for both parties and generally save time and money while avoiding the acrimony and hurt feelings that often result from a court-mandated decision.
Discuss Your Child Support Needs In A Free Consultation
You can get in touch with our team members at Warmbrodt & Associates, PLLC, for honest answers to serious questions about child support. One of our experienced attorneys will be happy to discuss your situation in a free initial consultation. To begin, please call us toll-free at 800-611-2638 or send us an email.