Child support payments are typically finalized as part of a divorce settlement. All details related to child support including the amount of child support that the obligor must pay every month are clearly defined in a child support order that is approved by the court. Changing child support payments is not easy. But does getting […]
Can I get child support after remarriage?
Child support after remarriage generally continues as usual no matter which parent gets remarried. Texas’ child support system does not take into consideration the marital status of the parents, only their responsibility to support the children. If you or your ex-spouse is considering remarriage, here is what you need to know about child support. New […]
What to Do if a Parent is Not Paying Child Support in Texas
Child support is almost always granted to the parent with whom a child lives primarily upon separation or divorce. It is often a child’s lifeline for basic necessities, and the State of Texas will punish parents who do not pay child support when ordered to do so. An alarming 46 percent of parents who are […]
Get What Your Child Needs: Request for Child Support Modification
Child support is decided by the courts. They can order one or both parents to provide support based on their specifications. There also can be orders given as to the method in which it’s paid, such as a lump sum or periodic payments. When a parent wants to file a request for child support modification, […]
Can my wages be garnished if I fail to pay child support?
Your wages can be garnished if you fail to pay child support. In fact, wage withholding for child support is automatic in Texas, per Texas Family Code §158.001. If you are unable to meet your obligation to make the ordered support payments, request a modification of your child support through the proper channels. If you […]