When a couple divorces and children are involved, the amount of child support is a major issue. Texas family law courts calculate child support using a formula of income and expenses. However, various factors may be applied to determine what counts as income and expenses.
The Texas Family Code guidelines are used when the parent paying child support makes up to $7,500.00 per month, after taxes are withheld, which is called the net income. The typical schedule for payments based on the parent’s income up to $7,500 is as follows:
- 1 child 20% of Net Income
- 2 children 25% of Net Income
- 3 children 30% of Net Income
- 4 children 35% of Net Income
- 5 children 40% of Net Income
- 6 or more children Not less than 40% of Net Income
Child support is a court judgment and failure to pay support in a timely manner may be considered contempt of court. If you are not receiving timely payments from the noncustodial parent, you have the right to pursue legal action against that parent.
If you are the parent that owes child support and have fallen behind in your child support obligations, you do not lose your parenting rights. If the custodial parent of your child will not allow you to see your children because of late payments, contact McAngus Law so that we can help you. Contact McAngus Law so that we can help you get the support you need for your children.