Child Support Basis in Texas
Child support in Texas is based on the non-custodial parent's net resources, net income and other resources, and how many children that parent is responsible for supporting. For an income of $6,000 or less of net resources, the percentage is 20% for one child, 25% for two, 30% for three, 35% for four, 40% for five and not less than 40% for six or more. If a parent earns more than $6,000, the court can order an additional amount to be paid in support if the child has a need for it.
Can the Child Support Order be modified?
Yes, it can be modified if there has been a change in circumstances, such changes are for example:
- A big increase or decrease in either of the parent's income
- The child is several years older than when the original child support order was given or has reached the legal age of majority
Do I Need a Lawyer?
If you are seeking to establish child support, it may be wise to speak with an experienced family lawyer. Consulting with a family lawyer can help you understand your options and help you deal with the complicated legal system. A qualified Texas lawyer can provided you more information if there is a legal basis for a claim.
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Last Modified: 09-06-2012 09:00 AM PDT
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