San Antonio TX Child Support Lawyer

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What’s the Bottom Line Regarding Child Support?

Texas’ system for determining child support is straightforward when compared to most other States.  The number of children who are “of the marriage” (or relationship) determines what percent of the non-custodial parent’s monthly paycheck goes to child support after allowable deductions.  The amount of the non-custodial parent’s monthly pay after allowable deductions is called his or her “net resources.”  Family Code guidelines set child support for one child at 20% of the monthly net resources.  Two children equals 25%.  Three children equals 30%.  The court can order an employer to make automatic deductions for child support.

The Texas guidelines for determining child support apply in cases where the NCP’s net resources are $8,550 or less per month (increasing to $9,200 or less, effective September 1, 2019).  When a NCP’s net resources exceed $8,550 per month, a different formula is applied to the portion that exceeds $8,550.