CHILD SUPPORT ISSUES CAN GET COMPLEX
I Will Protect The Best Interests Of You And Your Child
Both parents have a legal duty to support their child financially until the child reaches 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. The Texas Courts almost universally impose a child support obligation on the father.
The amount of child support payment is determined by child support guidelines that are found in the Texas Family Code. The amount is based on the number of children a parent is supporting and a percentage of the noncustodial parent’s net income (income after federal taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes, and any cost of paying for the child’s health insurance coverage).
I can represent you in an enforcement matter if there is a dispute regarding missed child support payments. Do not delay in addressing this issue. Contact me in my Bryan office as soon as possible.
The court may consider extenuating circumstances that may be reason to deviate from the child support guidelines. Factors that may warrant deviating from the guidelines include:
- Extraordinary educational or health care needs of a child
- The ability of either parent to contribute to the support of the child
- Financial resources that are available for child support
- The amount of time a parent spends with the child
- College expenses
- Travel expenses required to exercise visitation
Working With Complex Income And Assets
If you or your child’s other parent owns a business, has a stake in a professional partnership, has income-producing real estate or holds any other complex assets that will be factored into determining annual income, establishing the amount of monthly child support can become a complex matter. It also can become contentious. It is critical to work with an attorney who can protect your interests.
At the Law Office of Brian Turner in Brazos County, I regularly represent fathers in high-asset divorces. I will ensure that your annual income is properly determined so you do not pay more than your share in child support. If you care for your child the majority of the time, I will ensure that you receive the correct amount of monthly support.
A Lawyer Who Keeps Your Best Interests Top Of Mind
I welcome the opportunity to provide you with experienced legal guidance in child support matters and all family law issues. Call 979-583-9200 to reach our office in Bryan or use the contact form on this website to schedule a meeting.