North Texas Child Support Law Firm
In divorce cases, it is common that one parent will be ordered by the court to pay child support to the other parent. The amount of child support is based primarily upon the level of income earned by the paying party and the number of children that person is obligated to support. The Family Code includes guidelines that specify the percentage of the paying party’s net income to be assessed as child support. In unusual cases, the judge may assess more or less than the guideline figure; however, more often than not, support orders follow the guideline numbers.
For more information about child support, see our page “Child Support – How Much & Why.”