Unless a parent’s rights are terminated by court order, parents in Texas must supply each of their children with adequate financial support until the child:
If your child has special needs, they will also require financial support beyond adulthood.
Different factors are considered when calculating the amount of child support that is to be paid by a parent, including the income of the non-custodial parent and the number of children supported by the parent.
Paying or receiving child support can be extremely significant to your financial stability and your child’s well-being. When dealing with important financial issues, a family law attorney can help you understand Texas law concerning the financial support of a child.
Disputes can arise over the amount of court-ordered child support or when an obligor ceases making payments. When these or other child support disputes arise, the attorneys at Spurlock and Associates, P.C. are here to assist you.
If you believe support should be increased or decreased due to a change in income or other factors, our attorneys can advise you regarding the modification of your current financial support order.
If your child’s parent has missed payments or stopped paying court-ordered support, an action may be filed to hold that parent accountable. Failure to pay court-ordered support in Texas can result in severe penalties, including fines or jail time.
Our attorneys help families resolve these and other support issues while keeping your child’s best interests at the forefront of every decision.
Family law is especially important because it affects not only your financial interests but, most importantly, your child’s well-being. It is in your child’s best interest that each party seeks legal counsel when necessary and abide by court orders.
Some significant missteps to avoid include:
Seeking the advice of a family law attorney to understand your rights and obligations can help avoid these costly mistakes.
Spurlock Law Firm understands the importance of support for your child, the effects it can have on everyone involved and the ever-changing landscape of family law.
Laws are constantly changing, even as recently as September 2019 for residents of Texas, and having the right team that stays up to date on this complex field is key to everyone’s success.
Our talented litigators understand the complexities of family law and work to provide resolution and clarity. With years of experience specializing in child support cases, our lawyers are prepared to handle your case with sensitivity and wisdom.
Contact us and begin finding peace of mind and a path to completion for your case today!