Texas Family Law and Child Support
When the child is the subject of a family law case, usually the issue of child support arises. Each parent has a duty to support their child and on some occasions, third parties may be ordered to support a child in a family law matter. Typically, the party with whom the child primarily resides will receive child support and is called a child support “obligee.” The party paying child support is called a child support “obligor.” While Texas Family Law provides for a child support guideline schedule where the child support obligor pays a percent of his or her net income to the child support obligee each month for the support of the child, those guidelines may be deviated from in a judge’s ruling or by agreement of the parties approved by the Court. One example of when a child support obligation may vary from the Texas Family law child support guidelines, is when the parties are exercising an equal possession schedule or 50/50 possession schedule of the child. Another example of when a child support obligation may vary from the Texas Family law child support guidelines, is when there is a child before the court that is disabled or suffers from a disability.
Often times circumstances of a party or a child will change after a final order has been signed by the judge regarding child support and a new and/or modified child support order may be entered with the Court. Please see the Modifications page of our website to learn more.
Child Support Attorneys Rockwall, TX – Contact Timpa Law Office
If you are in need of a Child Support Attorney in the Rockwall, TX area, contact Timpa Law Office.