Parents have a responsibility to provide for their child's financial needs, even if their marriage or relationship has ended. The family courts in Texas typically order the parent without primary physical custody to pay child support in order to help provide for their child's financial needs. Child support is paid until the child turns eighteen or graduates from high school, depending upon which event comes last.
Our Dallas divorce lawyers at O’Neil Wysocki P.C. have represented countless clients in child support cases. We understand the impact that child support can have upon your child's welfare as well as your own finances, and we strive to provide you with effective advocacy at your family court hearings. Call (972) 852-8000 to discuss your situation with our experienced team.
The Texas Family Code determines the amount of child support based upon the net financial resources of the parent who is obligated to pay, also referred to as the obligor. If the obligor has children from only one relationship, the amount of support paid will be calculated based on a percentage of the obligor's net income and the number of children they have:
If the obligor has children from other relationships, calculating the amount of child support becomes more complex and will involve other considerations.
There are additional factors that the court may consider when determining child support payments, based on the guidelines in Family Code Chapter 154.123. Some of the other factors the judge may consider include:
While the judge will consider the circumstances of the parents, the court's main concern is protecting the best interests of the child.
Our Dallas divorce attorneys at O’Neil Wysocki P.C. are known for providing clients with outstanding representation in a wide range of cases. No matter what the circumstances of your case are, you can be confident that we have the knowledge and experience needed to fight for the best possible outcome.
Both Michelle May O'Neil and Michael Wysocki are highly respected attorneys, and board-certified in family law by The Texas Board of Legal Specialization. They lead our dedicated legal team to achieve positive outcomes clients' cases.
Contact O’Neil Wysocki P.C. today to retain exceptional representation for your child support proceeding.