What Factors Affect Child Support?

In Texas, the noncustodial parent, or parent who spends the least amount of time with a child, is responsible for making child support payments. These payments provide vital financial support for the child, including food, clothing, day care and other expenses.

There are many factors that influence child support determinations in Texas, including:

  • Each parents' income
  • Any existing child support obligations by either parent
  • The existing child custody and parenting time schedule
  • Any special needs that may require additional support

At Grimes & Fertitta, P.C., in Houston and The Woodlands, your child's well-being is our top priority. We will tirelessly advocate for a child support solution that is fair, reasonable and tailored to the best interests of your child.

Support Orders That Protect Your Child And Suit Your Life

If you have remarried, gotten a new job, relocated or experienced another significant life change, it may be appropriate to modify your child support order to ensure it is still reasonable for all parties. Our lawyers can help you review your existing obligations and, if appropriate, petition for a modification.

If your spouse is not meeting his or her support obligations, do not respond by withholding parenting time. Custody and support are completely separate issues under the law, and courts do not appreciate when parents violate legal orders for leverage. If you need help enforcing a family court order, contact us for efficient and compassionate assistance.

Talk To An Attorney About Your Child Support Concerns

After a divorce, we can help you resolve complex legal issues like child support and move on with a new chapter of your life. To schedule a consultation at one of our office locations in Houston or The Woodlands, please call 281-407-8256 or 800-584-3973 toll free. You may also contact us via email and someone from our office will reach out to you.