Child Support / Family Law Information
Lubbock Child Support Attorney
Texas Family Law Attorney
As a full-service family law firm, we are
devoted to representing individuals and families throughout the Texas Area
Experienced Lubbock, Texas Child Support Attorney
In Texas, child support orders are based on the financial circumstances of both
parents. Guidelines followed by the court are based on annual income and
initially consider a combined gross monthly income of $7,500.00. For spouses who
earn more that this amount the question is will the court require additional
child support payments? Courts often extend the guidelines to fit higher
incomes, but there are other options. Creative child support solutions can be a
better fit for you and your children.
At the Law Offices of Payne & Truitt, we take pride in our thorough
understanding of Texas family law and our commitment to providing detailed
answers and creative solutions to complex child support matters.
Working with an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Payne & Truitt,
we can help you develop and implement plans that meet the current and future
needs of your children.
Grandparent seeking custody of grandchildren
Child Support Issues:
Increase | Decrease | Enforcement | Abatement
Child Support and Family Law
Child support is normally determined by which parent has primary custody of a
child. Therefore, child support is a consequence of child custody. You may want
to review the facts on the child custody page, because in most cases, you cannot
receive child support unless you have legal custody of a child. The parent who
the child does not primarily reside with usually pays child support. This
payment is normally a monthly payment to the other parent for support of the
child. Many times circumstances change that make the initial child support in a
divorce decree or custody order too low, or too high, and changing the amount
becomes necessary to bring the support within the guidelines established by
Texas law. This does require going back to court in most cases.
These changes are very fact dependent, so a consultation with a family law
attorney is a good idea to determine whether you are receiving (or paying) the
correct amount of child support.
Some common problems people have with child support:
Support payment is too high (paying parent makes less money now).
Support payment is too low (paying parent makes more money now).
Downward change in income for parent paying support.
Support going to parent with whom child no longer resides.
Paying parent is self-employed, and not paying enough.
Parent obligated to pay is not paying.
Support not in accordance with legal guidelines -Support collection does not
terminate when child is eighteen.
We work hard to ensure that child support agreements are integrated into a
broader plan for preserving the well-being of children that can include child
support, child custody issues, visitation, alimony, college planning and property division. As a
comprehensive family law firm, we are proud to offer cost-efficient solutions in
all these matters. Call Us Today for a Consultation at 806-368-8712.
Payne & Truitt
Lubbock Attorneys and Counselors At Law
2529 74th Street
Lubbock, TX 79423
(806) 368-8712 - Office
(888) 731-1502 - Fax
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