Dallas Child Support Lawyers
Fighting for Your Family’s Best Interests
Child support payments are determined by your custody arrangement and the amount of time each parent spends with the children. In general, the non-custodial parent is ordered to make child support payments to the custodial parent. There are many factors that can influence child support awards.
When you need a knowledgeable child support attorney in Dallas, call Capetillo Law PLLC for personalized legal advice. We will work hard to secure a fair child support payment plan. Contact us now to learn more!
Call (214) 506-0091 to learn how Texas law is likely to apply to your situation.
Understanding Texas Child Support Guidelines
Most states have guidelines for calculating child support payments. Texas considers the annual income of the non-custodial parent, the number of children, cost of monthly health insurance expenses, and who pays for health insurance coverage for the children. Inputting this information into the child support calculator provides a monthly payment amount for support.
Deviating from the Guidelines
In some situations, the amount of child support calculated using the guidelines is not appropriate and may need to be increased or decreased. It is possible to ask that the court adjust the amount of child support payments. The court will review a variety of factors to determine whether it is appropriate to increase or decrease child support awards.
Issues the court may consider include:
- The child’s age and needs
- Time each parent spends with the child
- The financial resources of each parent
- Health insurance expenses
- Extraordinary educational or medical expenses
- Childcare expenses
- Post-secondary education expenses
Our child support lawyers in Dallas assists clients in determining child support during divorce proceedings. We will discuss your situation, explain how Texas law applies to your case, and fight for a fair child support arrangement.