Child support amounts are determined in both divorce and paternity cases through the Texas Child Support Guidelines set forth in the Texas Family Code. However, the amount of child support can be a highly negotiated issue in divorce cases. The monthly child support payment set forth in the guidelines is determined as a percentage of the average monthly net resources of the parent who will be paying support, with the percentage increasing with the number of children. Difficulty may arise when monthly net resources exceed $8550.00, or if there are anticipated expenses related to medical conditions or the special needs of a child. Attorney James P. Sadler can provide the advice, knowledge and counsel concerning child support determinations to help you understand your rights and obligations.
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