In the State of Texas, parents have a legal duty to support their children. However, upon the separation of the child's parents, a court must create the child support obligation through an order of the court for the non-custodial parent to pay the custodial parent child support of a set amount each month.
The amount of child support ordered by the court differs in each case and can depend on a number of different factors such as the income of the parents, expenses of the children, but typically will be set at the guideline amount based upon a percentage as set out in the Texas Family Code. There are circumstances where the court may stray away from the guideline child support amount. Give us a call to discuss your case today.
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