Child Support

Texas Child Support Guidelines – Determining Child Support Tarrant County

When it comes to child support establishment and collection in Fort Worth and Tarrant County, parents want answers to one of the following questions:

  • How much do I owe?
  • How much can I receive?

Child SupportA Texas family law attorney at Schreier & Housewirth can provide thorough answers to your questions, help determine child support amounts, and follow through to ensure the proper orders are filed and the money is paid or received as it is supposed to be. Contact us today to speak with a knowledgeable Fort Worth child support lawyer.

Child support is generally ordered by the court in situations in which a child lives with one but not both parents. The non-custodial parent, or the parent with whom the child does not live, is responsible for contributing a certain portion of his or her income, based on Texas child support guidelines, to help support the child.

All states, including Texas, have guidelines by which courts determine child support. The child support guidelines are formulas that consider the income of the parties, the number of children, and a variety of other factors. The child support guidelines are not the exact method of calculating child support in every situation, and parties can argue that because of special circumstances, a court should order more or less support than the guideline amount.

What If I Marry Again?

If a parent remarries, modification can be made to an existing child support order resolved at the time of divorce, just as it can to an order of child custody.

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