Being awarded child support and collecting child support can be two different things. This article explains how to collect child support that is not being paid in full after the judge signs an order.Read More
Parents can modify child support at any time by agreement. If they cannot agree, the parent who wants to raise or lower child support must convince the judge that there has been a significant change in circumstances that justifies the change and that the change will improve the child's life.Read More
If a child's parents do not live together, it is usually a good idea to get a formal court order that describes how the parents are going to provide financial support for their child. This article explains how to get an initial child support order.Read More
If you get behind on your child support payments, the State of Texas or the other parent may sue you to enforce the child support order and ask that you be sent to jail. To defend your freedom and make sure your payments are manageable, you need an experienced child support defense attorney who understands...Read More
All states have laws that provide for the financial support of children whose parents are divorced or who were never married. Child support laws differ widely and wildly from state to state. Texas child support laws are relatively simple. This article explains the most important ideas relating to child support.Read More
In most cases, child support is calculated according to guidelines set up by the state legislature. When the Court orders a parent to pay child support in accordance with these guidelines, it is called "guideline support." This article provides and overview of how to calculate guideline child support.Read More
Texas encourages parents to share parenting time with their children by agreement. When parents do not agree, they must follow the rules in the possession order. The Family Code provides a Standard Possession Order that many parents follow. It is not the only way to share parenting time, but parents should understand the Standard Possession...Read More
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