While love and emotional support is important for the growth and development of a child, financial support also plays a vital role. Raggio & Raggio, PLLC skillfully represents mothers and fathers throughout the Dallas area in all child support matters, including modifications, contempt and enforcement.
Life came to an unexpected turning point, when I filed for a modification in child support. With a personal touch, the firm guided me through what turned into a complex, emotional, and stressful legal issue. It is not that common to find someone who is caring, and shows great compassion for what they do, and Julie was just that. — G.A.J., satisfied client
Helping Your Child Obtain The Financial Support Needed To Grow
In Texas, the amount of child support the custodial parent receives is determined by a formula used by the court. This guideline formula takes the noncustodial parent’s finances into consideration to determine a percentage of his or her net resources that should be awarded as child support. Those guidelines generally tend to be:
- 20 percent of net resources for one child
- 25 percent for two children
- 30 percent for three children
- 35 percent for four children
- 40 percent for five children
- No less than 40 percent for six or more children
- These percentages apply to the first $8550 of a payor’s monthly net resources
- The cost of medical coverage for the children is also figured into the final child support figure.
For more than five decades, our Texas family law firm has helped parents obtain fair and favorable outcomes in their child support cases. Whether you seek support or have been asked to pay, we can make sure your case is accurately presented and your unique circumstances are taken into consideration while determining support.
Modifying Your Child Support Order
While child support orders can be modified, you must be able to provide a reason the court deems essential to make the change. This means there must have been a significant change in your circumstances, including (but not exclusive of) a change in your employment status, health, marriage status or age of your child.
Our Dallas and Plano child support lawyers will work closely with you to learn about your situation and your reason to change your support order, ultimately helping you present your case in a thorough and compelling manner.
It is important to understand that support agreements that have been made outside of the legal system will not be deemed binding in court. This means if you made an oral agreement with the other parent of your child to pay more or less than what your original court order has outlined, you may be held in contempt of court.
Making A Better Tomorrow, Today | Contact Raggio & Raggio, PLLC
We invite you to contact Raggio & Raggio, PLLC at (214) 880-7500 today to schedule a confidential consultation with our Texas support modification attorneys regarding your support matters. Our law office hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend appointments can be arranged upon request.