Ensure Accurate Child Support Payments
Whether you are a parent who is paying child support or a parent who is receiving child support, it is important that the child support is calculated correctly. Consistent child support payments help ensure a child’s basic needs are met. It is important to speak with an attorney about options and special circumstances whether you are the parent who is paying or the parent who is receiving the child support payments.
What to Know About Child Support Payments in Texas
In Texas, child support payments are typically calculated using a percentage model. For one child, the child support payment is usually 20 percent of the obligor’s net monthly income. For each additional child, another 5 percent is added. For example, an obligor with three children would pay 30 percent of their net monthly income.
However, there are circumstances and considerations that can change these calculations and the amount owed. For example, there are federal deductions and mandatory deductions that are sometimes applied to the income calculations. Considerations should also be made for things like the child or children’s health and dental insurance.
Get Expert Legal Advice in Austin, Texas
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.