A parent experiencing a divorce or a separation from the other parent will most likely have concerns regarding the care and support of the children. Christine represents parents who are responsible for paying child support as well as parents who are receiving support to care for the children. Our firm is knowledgeable about the guidelines that are used to determine child support payments, the deviations that can be argued in certain situations, and the need for child support modification that can arise in the future.
How is child support determined?
In Texas, child support payments are determined using state guidelines. The parent with whom the child does not live primarily is the “obligor” or “payor.” The parent receiving child support is the “obligee” or “payee.” The courts look predominantly at the obligor’s income to determine support. Attorney Christine can, in certain situations, request deviation from the guidelines. This does not occur in every situation and is only sought when appropriate.
Child support is usually deducted automatically from the payor’s check, sent to the Attorney General, and then distributed to the payee.
How do you request a change in child support (child support modification)?
The Lincoln Law Firm, PLLC also handles requests for modification of support orders. In order to modify the child support, a change in circumstances must occur.