Sullivan, Klocke & Williamson are skilled Child Support Attorneys in North Texas
What You Need To Know About Child Support
When parents divorce, a legal child support arrangement must be created and enforced to ensure that the couple’s child or children continue to be cared for properly. At Sullivan, Klocke & Williamson our experienced Texas child support lawyers are exclusively focused on helping families prevail over difficult legal challenges. When a parent needs to establish, enforce or modify a child support order, Sullivan, Klocke & Williamson will make certain that any child support dispute is fairly and justly resolved.
What Are The Texas Child Support Guidelines?
After most divorces, the noncustodial parent is typically ordered by the court to make child support payments. The first step in determining a fair and equitable child support payment amount is an assessment of the noncustodial parent’s net resources, including:
- All wage and salary income, including self-employment income and severance pay
- All income from interest, dividends and royalties
- Net rental income
- Retirement benefits and pensions
- Modification to the court-ordered custody arrangement
- Unemployment and workers’ compensation benefits
When the noncustodial parent’s net resources are combined and calculated, that parent must pay to the custodial parent a percentage of his or her resources based on the number of children involved. There are rare exceptions when a court may consider other factors to determine whether adherence to the guidelines is inappropriate or unjust in a particular case.
Child support disputes can become highly charged emotionally, but the seasoned family law attorneys at Sullivan, Klocke & Williamson are ready to help. Obtain the help you need by arranging to speak promptly with an experienced child support lawyer at Sullivan, Klocke & Williamson.