Child Support

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Child Support

Texas law requires parents to support their children. This applies whether the parents are married, divorced, or living separately. Palacios, Garza & Thompson work with clients to make sure that child support awards are appropriate and based on full disclosure.

Palacios, Garza & Thompson can provide you with a full explanation of the Texas Child Support Guidelines, which determine how child support is calculated. The guidelines are simply that–if both parents agree on a different arrangement, that agreement takes precedence over the guidelines, but must be approved by the judge.

We represent payors and payees in child support matters

If you are being sued for back child support, or need to enforce a child support order we can help. Among the questions I can answer are:

– How do the guidelines work to calculate child support?
– How much can I receive or be required to pay?
– How long will child support last?
– Child support payments are being removed from my paycheck by my employer through payroll garnishment. Can I change this?
– Who pays for health insurance?
– Who pays for extraordinary medical expenses?
– What if the payor spouse is laid off or is fired from his or her job?
– If either spouse gets a job that pays more, can support payments be changed?
– Under what circumstances can child support payments be modified?
– If I know that one of the children is not mine, what should I do?
– When my ex remarries, does his or her obligation change?

For answers to these questions, and for any other issues related to obtaining or paying child support , contact Palacios, Garza & Thompson, P.C. at (956) 205-0848.