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Motions to Modify Custody or Child Support in Texas During and After a Pandemic

These are difficult times for parents in Texas, especially those who are subject to a child custody or child support order. These kinds of orders deal with issues like where the child or children will live, how the parents may make decisions regardin… Read More
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Child Custody and Child Support in Texas During the Coronavirus

The global coronavirus pandemic has thrown much of people’s daily lives into disarray throughout Texas, across the nation, and all over the world. After officials at all levels of government issued declarations of emergency in March, many Texas cit… Read More
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Quitting to Avoid Child Support...Another Silly Idea

My ex quit his job and now says he doesn’t owe child support. That can’t be right, can it? Generally speaking, a child support obligor must pay 20% of his or her monthly net resources to the child support obligee for one child and 5% more for eac… Read More
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My ex won’t pay child support. Now what?

My ex won’t pay child support. Now what? A child support order may be only half the battle. When a parent ordered to pay child support just won’t pay up, a child support obligee has a few legal tools he or she can use to try to persuade a stingy… Read More
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Can Child Support Go Past the Child's 18th Birthday?

The answer is, maybe. Though in Kanye West’s song Gold Digger he sings “She got one of your kids, got you for 18 years,” implying that a father will have to pay child support until the child turns 18, there are certain circumstances tha… Read More
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How much can I expect to receive in Child Support?

The answer to this and most legal question is “it depends.” Though Texas law provides guidelines to suggest what percentage of an obligor’s income should go to child support (for example, if a parent is supporting one child, the guidelines sugg… Read More
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When Can a Parent Be Made to Pay Child Support Past the 18th Birthday?

Generally in Texas, a parent can be ordered to pay child support for his or her children until the child’s 18th birthday or the child’s high school graduation, whichever comes later. However, if the child is disabled, a trial court may order the… Read More
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