Child Support Attorneys Fighting For Your Family’s Rights
The Law Offices of Luis Yañez have been fighting for child support rights in El Paso for over a decade. If you’re requesting or have been requested to pay child support, we can help you. As your child support attorneys, we will fight for what you deserve and for what’s fair for your family.
If you need assistance with your child from your spouse, if you’re getting divorced, or even if you were not previously married, we can get you the money you need. If you’re having to pay child support, we’ll help ensure that you’re paying a fair amount stated by Texas laws. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.
Texas Child Support Laws
As child support attorneys, we can help you understand the entire process when it comes to requesting or paying child support. Texas laws go by who has physical custody of the child. In some cases, both parents can be ordered to support the child. In most cases, the person with the least amount of time with the child is the one who pays.
In Texas, the person having to pay child support is known as the “obligor,” while the person receiving support is the “obligee.” The obligee typically has primary responsibility and possession of the child. The obligor does not have primary custody and may not be able to see the child at all. There are also cases with children with disabilities that can mean child support payments go on indefinitely or until the child overcomes the disability.
Child Support Calculations
As the child support attorneys representing your case, we’ll help you figure out what you should receive or give for child support. Texas child support laws provide guideline calculations based that state that the obligor must provide 20% of net monthly income with an increase of 5% for each additional child. The court will first calculate the gross annual income, then break it down to monthly amounts.
How Long Before Payments Begin
Payment times can vary depending on the case at hand. Several factors are implemented, which makes it challenging to secure payments on individual cases. Child support typically begins when a married couple files for their divorce. Once the request has been filed, the court will review and issue a decision both verbally and on record.
How Long Can You Collect Child Support?
In Texas, child support laws allow the court to order either a single or both parents to support a child until the child turns 18 or graduates from high school. Other cases may break this by the child’s emancipation by marriage, removed disabilities, or death.
If the obligor has not paid their required child support amount, the court can order retroactive child support to be paid to the obligee.
For a child support order to be modified in any way, the parent must provide evidence that there have been significant changes such as loss of a job, international relocation, or if the custody agreement has changed.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you have any questions on how we can further help as a child support attorney, contact us today to schedule a consultation. We can guide you through the process to ensure you’re getting or paying a fair amount each month and help work out the best option for you and your child.