Protecting the Best Interests of You & Your Family
Advocating for Your Child’s Best Interests
Your children deserve to maintain the quality of life they enjoyed during your marriage. The parent with whom the child lives naturally incurs the highest expenses, so the non-custodial parent is typically required to pay child support. Under Texas law, the court may order either or both parents to support a child until the child reaches the age of 18, or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later.
At Cross Family Law, PLLC, we assist our clients to resolve all matters associated with child support including:
- Child support negotiations in divorce mediation
- Presenting the case for the maximum child support at trial
- Child support modifications
- Child support enforcements
Contact our child support attorney in Collin County today to discuss your situation.
Child Support Guidelines in Texas
The Texas child support guidelines will be applied by calculating the net monthly income of the parent required to pay support. For one child, 20 percent of the net monthly income is owed to the other parent. With two children, 25 percent of the net monthly income is required. For three children, 30 percent; for four, 40 percent; and for six children no less than 40 percent.
How is Child Support Calculated?
The net monthly income is calculated by valuing all income, including:
- Self-employment income
- Retirement funds
- All other sources of income
Certain costs are deducted, including social security taxes, income tax, both state and federal, union dues, and the cost of the child’s health insurance.
Why Choose Cross Family Law, PLLC?
If you have concerns about child support, you need the assistance of a Collin County child support attorney that will take effective action on your behalf. Our firm has achieved a remarkable level of success in negotiating fair child support, as well as all other legal issues regarding protecting the best interests of your child.
Call (972) 675-7792 today for a initial consultation to discuss your legal matter.