I Can Assist You With Complex Child Support Issues

Whether you are establishing support for the first time in a divorce or paternity case, or seeking a modification of an existing child support order, I am Sharon Merrick, a Richardson child support issues lawyer, who can help. I also represent mothers and fathers who are owed unpaid child support and who need help enforcing a child support order.

If you need to speak with a family law attorney in the Richardson-Plano-Garland area or surrounding communities, I encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Sharon Merrick and schedule a free initial consultation. At my law office, I represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including child support disputes.

The Texas child support guidelines create a mathematical formula that is utilized by courts to compute child support awards. The guidelines take into account the net income of the parent who does not have primary conservatorship (custody) of the minor children. The parent responsible to pay child support must pay 20 percent of his or her net income for one child, and an additional five percent for each additional child, up to a maximum of 50 percent.

Child Support Problems? I Can Help.

While the formula is straightforward, child support cases can be complex. Unique issues may require the assistance of an experienced family law attorney. Such issues include:

  • Child support deviations for cases involving special circumstances
  • Imputing income to voluntarily unemployed parents
  • Determining the net income of a self-employed parent
  • High-earner child support issues
  • High child care costs resulting from a child's illness, disability or physical impairment

Free Attorney Consultation

If you need to speak with an experienced and skilled child support lawyer, I offer a free consultation. For assistance, call 972-591-2323 or contact me by e-mail.