The Woodlands Child Support Attorneys
Raising a child is expensive. In Texas, both parents are responsible for financially supporting their children. Typically, the parent who is the primary caretaker — or has primary custody — of a child is entitled to financial support from his or her child’s other parent.
Located in The Woodlands, the attorneys at Shriver & McLean, L.L.P., help parents get the support they need to pay for the costs of raising their children.
Montgomery County Child Support Modification Lawyers — Advocating For The Best Interests Of Your Child
Children are entitled to financial support from both parents. If you are currently undergoing divorce proceedings, child support will be determined during the divorce process and finalized in your divorce decree. Unmarried parents may have to take additional steps to establish legal paternity before pursuing child support.
Child support is typically owed to the parent who has primary physical custody of children — the managing conservator — or the parent who takes on the greater share of parenting responsibilities.
Courts use a formula when determining the amount of child support. Set out in state child support guidelines, the formula requires supporting parents to pay a percentage of their net financial resources — including salary, self-employment income, rental income, interest, dividends and royalties — to their child’s other parent. The percentage of income owed is based on how many children the parent is supporting.
At Shriver & McLean, L.L.P., our attorneys have more than 42 years of combined experience practicing family law. We understand how Texas family courts evaluate child support obligations, and we know how best to represent our clients’ interests during child support disputes. Together, we will make sure you obtain fair child support orders that ensure your children are properly provided for.
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Child custody and visitation orders also drive child support obligations. The more time you spend with your child, the less support you will be obligated to pay. As children grow, it may be necessary to modify child support obligations to reflect changes in custody and visitation schedules. Increases or decreases in income and the birth of additional children also affect child support obligations.
At Shriver & McLean, L.L.P., our attorneys help clients modify their existing child support orders to better reflect the realities of current life.