How Is Child Support Calculated?
Child support is always a contentious issue with a divorce involving children. In Texas, the parent with the least amount of parenting time is most likely to pay child support. This typically means that the noncustodial parent will pay some amount of support. This number is determined by statutory guidelines and is based roughly on the income of the parents.
We Can Help With All Aspects Of Child Support
At Sanchez & Farrar PLLC, our attorneys can help you understand how your child support obligation is calculated and its relation to your custodial status. While the amount of child support is determined by a formula, the numbers used to calculate the payment can vary greatly from parent to parent as every situation is different.
If you are the custodial parent, you may not make a specific payment of child support, but because the child spends a significant part of his or her time with you, the presumption is that you share in the expenses of the child.
What if An Ex refuses to Pay Child Support?
When a parent misses a child support payment, the custodial parent may feel the right to refuse to exchange the child for visitation with the noncustodial parent according to the child custody agreement. Do not do this! Likewise, if your child’s other parent is refusing to comply with the terms of your custody agreement, you cannot stop paying child support to “get even.”
You should immediately contact an attorney so that we can help you obtain an enforcement order from the court. If you retaliate by refusing to pay child support or turn over the child, you are in violation of the court order, providing your child’s other parent ammunition to use against you in court.
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