Dallas Child Support Lawyer Representing Women and Men
When a couple separates, most often as a result of divorce, one parent is likely to end up with primary custody of a child or children. In most circumstances, the non-custodial parent will be responsible for paying child support. This is to offset the needs and education of the child. Things such as voluntary gifts, clothes or transportation are not considered as child support.
Texas law determines child support according to the “net resources” of the parent who is obligated to pay. Net resources include not only salary and wages but other available financial resources such as trust, rental and gift income.
Standard child support is as follows:
- 20 percent for one child
- 25 percent for two children
- 30 percent for three children
- 35 percent for four children
- 40 percent for five or more children
Many factors can influence the exact amount of child support awarded, most importantly an experienced attorney. John has a long track record of successful child support cases. He will work closely with you to create a compelling argument for the best possible child support outcome. Please contact us for additional information.