Experienced Child Support Attorney
Determining child support is often a difficult and sensitive process, especially in nonamicable divorces. Although the welfare of the children is the primary concern in these negotiations, disagreements over needs and expenses often lead to conflict in the courtroom. When child support is calculated inaccurately, it can hurt everyone involved. At Sandoval Family Law, P.C., we have the knowledge and experience to guide you through the child support process.
What To Know About Child Support
The court determines child support awards based on a formula. The parent with primary custody (or custody for the most days each week) will likely receive child support, while the other parent will be asked to pay it.
When calculating payment amounts, the court considers factors such as:
- Each parent’s income
- How many children need support
- The basic and special financial needs of each child
- Age-appropriate costs such as day care, extracurricular activities, food, school supplies, etc.
- The medical needs of each child, including health insurance
- Any other factor relevant to the financial needs of the children
One of the biggest concerns that clients have is making sure their income is calculated accurately. This is especially concerning for child support obligors (parents asked to pay support). At your job, you may experience fluctuations in overtime, bonus pay and even weekly hours. We will work with you to ensure that the data being fed into the child support formula is a true reflection of your overall financial situation.
Contact Us To Learn More Child Support Hearings
If you need support with determining child support in Austin and Travis County, or elsewhere in Texas, Sandoval Family Law can provide the guidance you need to establish a fair and equitable payment amount. Our staff is experienced in child support negotiations and can help ensure the accuracy of income amounts, expenses and other factors used to determine child support. To schedule an initial strategy session, please send us an email or call 512-580-2449.
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