Confused About Texas Child Support? We Can Help.

Child support is meant to ensure a child’s financial needs are met by both parents, even after separation or divorce. However, navigating child support agreements and enforcement can be confusing. That’s where our experienced child support attorneys at Kell and Quilty, PLLC, come in.

For over 35 years, we’ve been helping families in San Antonio and Bexar County with all aspects of child support, from establishing fair agreements to enforcing existing orders. We understand the complexities of child support laws and are dedicated to protecting your child’s best interests.

Understanding Texas Child Support Guidelines

Texas has established guidelines for calculating child support based on a parent’s net monthly income and the number of children involved. We’ll explain these guidelines clearly and work with you to determine the appropriate amount of support.

Our team of attorneys can help you:

  • Negotiate child support agreements: We’ll advocate for a fair and balanced child support agreement that reflects your child’s needs and your financial situation.
  • Enforce existing orders: If the other parent isn’t fulfilling their child support obligations, we’ll take legal action to ensure your child receives the support they deserve.
  • Modify child support orders: Child support agreements may need to be adjusted as circumstances change. We’ll guide you through the modification process.

Moving forward with these can be challenging. We are here to give you the support you need with these and other family law challenges.

Common Questions About Child Support In Texas

We receive a lot of questions about Texas child support and what the process is like. Here are answers to some of the questions we receive most often:

How is child support calculated?

Texas uses a statutory guideline formula to determine child support. This formula considers a parent’s net monthly income, which is their gross income minus allowable deductions like taxes and mandatory union dues. The number of children you have with the other parent is also a factor in the calculation. This means that the more children you have, the higher the percentage of your net monthly income that will be allocated for child support.

What if my child’s other parent refuses to pay?

If the other parent fails to meet child support obligations, you don’t have to handle this alone. Our attorneys at Kell and Quilty, PLLC, have extensive experience in enforcement actions. We can help you file a motion to enforce the child support order through the court system. This motion will ask the judge to hold the other parent in contempt of court for nonpayment. The judge may then order wage garnishment, place a lien on assets or even suspend the other parent’s driver’s license until they become current on their child support payments.

Can child support be modified?

Yes, child support orders can be modified under certain circumstances. A significant change in income for either parent can be grounds for modification. For example, if you experience a job loss or illness that significantly reduces your income, you may be able to request a decrease in your child support obligation. Conversely, if the other parent receives a substantial raise or promotion, you may be entitled to an increase in child support to ensure your child’s needs are met.

Get The Support You Deserve

If you have questions about child support in San Antonio or Bexar County, contact our lawyers at Kell and Quilty, PLLC, today. Schedule a consultation to discuss your situation and learn how we can help you obtain or enforce a fair child support agreement. Complete our online form or call us at 210-904-0282 to make an appointment.