Texas Family Law Attorney | Complex Child Support Issues
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.
While the formula is straight forward, 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
If you need to speak with a family law attorney in the Richardson-Plano area or surrounding communities, I encourage you to contact the Law Offices of Sharon Merrick. At my law office, I represent clients in a variety of family law matters, including child support disputes.
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 can help. I also represent mothers and fathers who are owed unpaid child support and who need help enforcing a child support order.
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If you need to speak with a Frisco child support lawyer, I offer a free consultation. For assistance, call 972-591-2323 or contact me by e-mail.