In a Texas, both parents are required to financially support the child after a divorce. This means that child support will need to be decided either through an agreement or by a judge. Having a competent divorce and family law attorney on your side to argue your case is vital for obtaining a fair support order.
Texas guidelines explain how child support should presumably be calculated, based on how much money the parent paying the support makes on a monthly basis, minus specified deductions. The guidelines cap the amount of monthly income that is the basis for these calculations. The court will look at the parent’s gross income, including their salary, overtime, commissions, bonuses, tips, trust income, retirement income, rental income, royalty income, and other sources of funds. Child support will only apply up to that cap, and the court may order more as warranted only based on the child’s proven needs. Parents may request adjustments.
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