Denton Child Support Lawyers
Put Decades of Experience to Work for You in Collin County & the Dallas Fort-Worth Metroplex
Child support is an important legal issue that often arises in divorce and/or modification cases. While both parents want what is best for the child, determining who helps with certain payments and how much they owe can cause contentious disputes.
Fortunately, you can trust that our Denton child support attorneys at the Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II P.C. will work to uphold your rights. Since 1991, our attorneys have helped countless of clients navigate a variety of family law issues in North Texas. We are passionate advocates and provide our clients with the resources they need to make educated decisions about the future.
Hire a firm that thinks outside the box. Contact the Law Office of David S. Bouschor, II, P.C. at (940) 202-8323 today for more information.
How Are Child Support Payment Calculated in Texas?
Texas law has set guidelines for establishing the amount of child support that one parent will pay to the other. The payment amount can be calculated by using the Texas Family Code after the court evaluates a variety of factors pertaining to each spouse and the child. In special circumstances, the court will look at specific needs of the children and calculate child support with that in mind.
These factors include:
- Each parent’s income
- The cost of health insurance
- Number of children before the court
- Any pre-existing child support obligations
The court may also consider other factors that fall outside the state’s support calculation guidelines.
These may include:
- The cost of extracurricular activities, such as school or athletic activities
- Automobile costs when the child reaches 16
- College costs
How Long Do I Have to Pay Child Support?
In Texas, the supporting parent is obligated to keep up child support payments until the child turns 18 years old/or until the child graduates from high school, whichever happens later.
Learn more about your options and whether one of our Denton child support attorneys can help you. Contact us at (940) 202-8323 today.