Child Support Services in Houston, TX
A parent’s responsibility to financially support their children does not end with a divorce. In Texas, child support is mandated to ensure children are left with stable financial situations. However, finalizing a child support agreement is often one of the most challenging factors of a divorce case. Kelly Fritsch is dedicated to helping you protect your rights and resolve child support quickly and efficiently.
Child Support Guidelines
Texas law states that a minor has a right to parental financial support. In general, the child support guidelines state that child support is calculated based on a percentage of the monthly income of the Obligor (the parent paying child support). However, other factors such as education, healthcare, and alimony can affect child support obligations. The details of establishing and enforcing child support can vary depending on the individual case and the discretion of the judge and court.
Other Child Support Issues
Kelly Fritsch has expertise in the varying legal issues related to child support cases in Texas, including:
Child Support FAQs
Texas courts consider many factors when determining the child support obligation, including but not limited to:
- Cost of living
- Number of children
- Each parent’s income
- Expenses for healthcare and education/daycare
Even if you are currently unemployed, the court can order child support based on minimum wage. If you lose your job, the court needs to be made aware of your situation so you can receive a child support modification.
In Texas, child support ends when the child is emancipated. Emancipation automatically occurs when the child turns 18, but it can occur earlier in rare cases.