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Deer Park Child Support Attorney

Serving Houston and Surrounding Areas

After a divorce, one of the main concerns is how to make ends meet. Whereas prior to the divorce, two incomes were combined to provide for one household, the same amount of money must now support two households. Caring for the needs and expenses of the children involved is of utmost importance. Just because a child lives primarily with one parent does not mean the other parent is not responsible for contributing to the cost of raising his or her child.

In fact, quite the opposite is true. When one parent takes primary care of the child, they may require more money from the other parent just to make ends meet.

How is Child Support Calculated in Texas?

While no case is identical, Texas has established general guidelines for helping you calculate support.

  • 1 child = 20% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
  • 2 children = 25% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
  • 3 children = 30% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
  • 4 children = 35% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
  • 5 children = 40% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources
  • 6 or more children = not less than 40% of the noncustodial parent’s average monthly net resources

When going through a divorce involving children, and determining the fair amount of child support, you need the help of an experienced Deer Park divorce attorney. We can help you fight for child support that is fair so that your child is provided for, despite the divorce.

Child support and child custody go hand in hand. If both parents have equal joint custody, and share the cost of the child equally, minimal or no child support may be required. However, if one parent has sole custody and is responsible for the primary cost and care of the child, they may require a significant amount of support from the other parent. However, the amount of income of each parent will be taken into consideration when determining the amount of support they must pay. Whether going through mediation, or litigating in divorce court, your attorney can pursue a fair amount of support for your child, or help to ensure that you are not being forced to pay more than you can afford.

Child Support Attorney in Deer Park

Divorces involving children are always the most difficult to get through. The most important consideration is to make sure the detrimental effect that the divorce has on your children is kept to a minimum. It is vital that they are well provided for. At Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, we have over 80 years of combined experience in divorce law and can help you negotiate fair support for your children. Together, we have handled countless divorce cases involving child support, and we are here to help you with all aspects of your divorce, including property division and spousal support as well.

Contact a Deer Park child support attorney from our firm today for the quality of legal counsel you need in child support cases.

  • Dennis M. Slate
    Dennis M. Slate Founding Attorney
  • Lauren F. Durso
    Lauren F. Durso Associate Attorney
  • Dennis M. Slate Founding Attorney
    Dennis M. Slate

    Dennis M. Slate serves most of Greater Houston with offices in Deer Park, Houston, and a Brazoria County office in Pearland. Slate is a board-certified family law attorney with over 17 years’ experience, and thousands of cases under his belt. Slate is well respected in the court system and is a powerful advocate to have by your side. Read Full Profile

  • Lauren F. Durso Associate Attorney
    Lauren F. Durso

    Lauren F. Durso is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She was named a Super Lawyer in Family Law by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2014 and 2015. Prior to that, Lauren was named as a Rising Star in Family Law by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2005 and from 2007-2014. Read Full Profile

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