San Antonio Child Support Lawyer
Texas law provides guidelines for calculating child support based on the best interest of the child standard. The court can stray from guidelines if circumstances call for it. Typically, the parent who does not live with the child pays child support. Support obligations are based on a percentage of the parent’s net income and the number of children involved (for example, one child equals 20 percent of the payer’s net income). Children from other marriages or unions can also affect the rate of support.
Additionally, other factors can affect support, including:
- Medical expenses
- Health insurance costs
- Special needs of the child
At The Law Office of Patricia Jay, we provide dedicated child support guidance and representation. We understand the guidelines and special circumstances that can affect support. We represent individuals seeking support, as well as those obligated to support their children.
Child Support Modifications
Our Texas legal team understands that a child support agreement must be included with your divorce. Of course, if either you or the other parent experiences a significant change of circumstances you may be able to pursue a modification. Some changes can include:
- Decreased income
- Relocation and/or travel expense to visit children
- Children moving in with parent who is paying support
Additionally, if it has been more than three years since your last order you may qualify for a modification. The statutory guidelines vary, so it is important that you consult with a qualified San Antonio child support attorney.
Bexar County Child Support Enforcement Attorney
We invite you to contact us online or at (210) 223-7100 to discuss your family law, criminal law or collections matter with a qualified lawyer. We are located in downtown San Antonio. We offer free parking. Se habla español.