Texas law requires that parents support their children. However, when partners no longer live together, determining who should pay for the child’s expenses is never a simple matter. Child support cases often arise along with issues of divorce and child custody. There are also numerous variables involved and many things to consider when calculating child support. For this reason, professional help such as that provided by Kamal Law Firm is crucial in attaining results that work in your and your children’s best interests. Kamal Law Firm, PLLC is an experienced child support attorney based in Houston, Texas.
How is Child Support calculated?
The calculation of child support payment is based on child support guidelines and takes into account many different considerations, including any special needs that children may have. Often, the distribution of time, money, and care between both parents is divided based on what is best for the child and is not necessarily equal for both parents. For example, one parent, typically the custodial parent who has physical custody of the child, may primarily support the child by providing housing and food, while the other parent, the non-custodial parent, may support the child primarily through money, or child support.
Parents want to be sure that the court determines their support obligations and with full financial disclosure. If you and your former partner can agree on child support matters before facing a judge, you are both more likely to be satisfied with the settlement.
At Kamal Law Firm, PLLC, we will help guide you through this process, protecting your rights and ensuring your agreement is fair.