San Antonio Child Support Attorney
Many parents, especially when trying to make sense of the other aspects of their divorce or other family law matters, become overwhelmed when they think about child support. There are several important points I try to have my clients keep in mind:
- Both parents have an obligation to financially support their children, even though the noncustodial parent is typically the one who will be ordered to pay child support.
- Texas courts apply strict guidelines when making child support orders. These guidelines take into account factors such as net income, other financial resources and the needs of the child or children involved.
- However, courts are open to arrangements made between parents. As long as a negotiated support arrangement is in the best interests of any children involved, a court will most likely approve a privately negotiated support arrangement.
- Child support orders are not set in stone. If the circumstances of one or both parents substantially change following a divorce or custody order, a court may consider a modification. Child support can also be modified every three years in certain situations.
Additional considerations must be kept in mind when approaching a child support dispute, during the initial consultation I can assess your situation and determine the best way to proceed.
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New Braunfels Child Support Modification Lawyer
My firm also handles child support enforcement and modification actions. If you are having trouble making your child support payments or are not receiving payments that you are supposed to be receiving, I encourage you to contact me to find a way to resolve your situation.
Contact Me For An Initial Consultation
Get answers to your initial questions by contacting me, San Antonio child support attorney Mark C. Thompson, for an initial consultation at my downtown office. Email me or call 210-775-1140 (toll free 888-548-1421 ).