Let me start out by saying that I in no way shape or form advocate for not paying your court ordered child support. If you have been ordered to pay monthly child support for the benefit of your children, you need to pay it. But, there are situations where legally you may be required
It’s not a secret that children are expensive. Making the effort to make sure their needs are met can often mean that you as a parent must go without. In a situation where parents are unmarried or divorced, it is even more important to make sure that both of you are on the same page…
One consequence of COVID-19 is that many people have lost their jobs. According to the Texas Workforce Commission, over 1 million Texans have filed for unemployment. If you’ve lost your job or are on reduced hours, where does that leave your child support obligation? The short answer is you still owe the full amount ordered…
I read an article in the Fall 2017 Family Lawyer Magazine (yes, I’m behind on my reading pile) that talks about away to hide income – at the IRS. Husband owed wife spousal support, which was calculated on his actual net income. After receiving a raise, Husband increased his federal withholding taxes above the amount…
Many paying parents want to put restrictions on what child support can be spent on, to prevent the other parent from personally using the money. While it may seem like child support is being mismanaged to some – and maybe in some cases it is being mismanaged — Texas law does not support placing restrictions on how child support is spent.
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In Texas if three years have passed since the last court order regarding child support, Dayanara would be entitled to an automatic review of Marc Anthony’s child support obligation.
Continue Reading Would Marc Anthony Be Required To Pay More Child Support in Texas?
Currently, there is a cap in the monthly net resources used when calculating child support in Texas. The current child support cap in Texas is $7,500.00 net monthly resources per month. Depending on the number of children involved, the monthly net resources are then multiplied by a percentage for the number of children a parent has a duty to support as represented below.
Continue Reading Texas Maximum Child Support Cap Is Changing September 1, 2013
In Texas, when the parent who has a child support obligation has another child, the parent paying child support is entitled to a modification of their child support obligation.
Continue Reading Having Another Child Will Affect Your Child Support in Texas
In an opinion delivered on March 8, 2013 and authored by Justice Lehrmann, the Texas Supreme Court lent clarity to the Family Code’s “purging” provision (Texas Family Code 157.162(d)…
Continue Reading Texas Supreme Court Holds Child Support Obligor Must be Current on All Child Support to Escape Contempt Under Texas Family Code 157.162(d)
For obligors (people paying child support) it is important that you strictly follow your child support orders as to the date, amount and method of payment.
Continue Reading The High Cost of Informal Child Support Payments