Determining how much a parent should pay for the support of his or her child is an area of family law that can be as simple as an algebra equation or complicated when the person paying support does not have regular salary employment. We recognize that not receiving child support when it has been ordered or not being able to pay child support are both stressful. At the Law Office of Carol A. Wilson, we understand Texas Law regarding child support and work efficiently and productively to achieve the solution that is in the best interest of our client and their children.
While the court will order child support, or specifically state why it is not being ordered, child support comes in two forms: 1-money paid monthly and 2-health insurance for the child. The Texas statute provides an equation to calculate child support from all sources such as income, federal taxes, social security, Medicaid, Medicare, the cost of the child’s health insurance premiums and the total number of children a parent has. The court is most likely to order support in an amount determined by the statute. Nevertheless, the amount the court orders can vary, particularly if the person paying earns more than the guideline cap on child support if a parent is intentionally under employed or unemployed and many other factors.
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