Category Archives: Child Support
How Do I Get A Child Support Reduction In Texas?
Do you believe that your monthly child support obligations are too high given your current financial or family circumstances? You may be entitled to a reduction in child support payments. That being said, you will not be able to get a reduction simply because you want one. You must show good cause that a… Read More »
Can A Child’s College Expenses Be Part Of Child Support In Texas?
It is no secret that college is expensive. According to data from U.S. News and World Report, the average nationwide annual cost of tuition at public in-state school is $10,338. At private schools it is an astounding $36,185. Room, board, and textbook add even more costs. For many parents, planning for a child’s college… Read More »
What To Know About Child Support And Taxes
Tax time is quickly approaching. In 2022, all individuals must file their federal income tax return by April 18th (due to holiday/weekend). Of course, Texas is in the minority of U.S. jurisdictions that does not have a state income tax. For separated parents, taxes can be especially complicated. You may be wondering: How will… Read More »
2021 Child Tax Credit (Advance Payment): A Guide For Divorced Or Separated Parents
On March 11th, 2021, the American Rescue Plan was signed into law by President Joe Biden. Among other things, the bill expands and makes “advanceable” the child tax credit. In effect, this means that parents with children under 17 years of age and younger will receive monthly payments from July of 2021 until December… Read More »
What Are The Consequences Of Delinquent Child Support In Texas?
Parents have a legal duty to support their children. Yet a significant percentage of child support goes unpaid. According to a report from CBS News, approximately 25 percent of parents who owe child support pay some, but not the full amount. Another 30 percent do not pay anything at all. In Texas, a parent… Read More »
Retroactive Child Support in Texas: An Overview
In Texas, parents have a basic responsibility to provide material support to their children. After a divorce or separation, a non-custodial parent may owe child support. In some cases, a parent may even be required to pay retroactive child support. There are many myths and misconceptions about what retroactive child support is and how… Read More »
What to Know About Child Support Garnishment Orders in Texas
Are you a parent going through a divorce or separation? If so, you may have questions about child support and wage garnishment. Texas has some unique laws and regulations regarding the withholding of child support. In this article, our Houston child support attorney explains the most important things that parents should know about child… Read More »
Child Support in Texas: Your Guide to Health Insurance and Medical Expenses
As parents know well, raising a child is expensive. Health insurance and medical costs are among the most important expenses that parents must cover. In Texas, there are specialized child support laws in place to help ensure that both parents contribute to a child’s medical care. In this article, our Houston child support lawyers… Read More »
Five Child Support Enforcement Tools in Texas
The Lone Star State has one of the highest child support delinquency rates in the country. Less than half of all obligees receive the full amount owed, and nearly a third receive nothing at all. Many residential parents live hand to mouth. So, this loss of income is often a nearly devastating blow. Technically,… Read More »
Child Support Limit Increased In Texas
Child support is one of the most important considerations for children across the globe. Each state in the United States has its own set of child support calculations and limits. Before we get into the details, what does child support actually refer to? Essentially, it is a mandate by the government dictating support to… Read More »