Providing For Children
After parents or after unmarried parents separate, both remain responsible for providing for the children. It is often necessary for one parent to pay child support to the other to help pay for food, clothes, school supplies and other needs.
If you are seeking child support or paying it, it is important to know and protect your rights. At the Law Office of Sharon E. Giraud, PLLC, we can help you navigate child support issues in Texas, protecting your rights and the best interests of your children.
We handle a broad range of family law matters for clients in Fort Worth and throughout surrounding areas.
Child Support in Texas
In Texas, child support is determined by a number of guidelines, including:
- The number of children
- The income of each parent
- Special needs of the children
Child support is often straightforward, but there are circumstances that can complicate matters. For instance, if one parent is self-employed or hiding income, it may be necessary to conduct a thorough investigation to find the facts.
When circumstances change significantly, such as a job loss or a change in the needs of the child, support orders can be modified.
We can represent you in initial child support proceedings as well as in modification and enforcement issues.