Child Support

As a general rule, Texas law requires that the non-custodial parent provide child support to the custodial parent. The amount of child support is usually based on guidelines set forth in the Texas Family Code; however, the amount can be raised or lowered depending on the particular circumstances of a case. The guideline child support amount is based upon a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s net income up to a certain cap. The percentage varies based upon the number of children that parent is obligated to support, both within the case and outside of the case.

When the parties’ possession order deviates from standard possession or expanded standard possession, the Texas Family Code does not provide child support guidelines, and determining the proper amount of child support, if any, becomes more complicated.  For example, many cases involve 50/50 schedules, for which there are no guidelines in the Texas Family Code about child support.

The Draper Law Firm represents parents in a wide variety of child support disputes, whether they are part of a divorce or child custody proceeding or whether they are brought through the Attorney General’s office. Our firm also has extensive experience with child support enforcement. No matter what your child support situation, The Draper Law Firm can help.



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