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When parents separate, the individual retaining primary custody of the children may be owed a certain amount of money for their child's and well-being. This child support is a fixed figure initially determined by the courts.

In the state of Texas, the courts will consult support guidelines to calculate the monetary value of a child support order, taking into account factors such as the number of children the primary custodian is caring for, and what the other parent can reasonably provide given his or her financial situation.

At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, our attorneys can help you pursue a positive outcome in your child support case. Contact us online or via phone at (713) 766-5355 for help with your case.

How Much Child Support Will I Pay in TX?

Child support figures in Texas generally follow several major guidelines unless there are exceptional circumstances that warrant changes.

The child support calculation is based on the parent’s net income, calculated by deducting the following from the paying parties gross income:

  • Federal income taxes for one person with one personal deduction plus the standard deduction;
  • Social Security withholdings;
  • The premium expenses of a child's medical insurance.

A parent may expect to receive the following percentage of the other parents’ net income in child support:

  • 20% for one child
  • 25% for two children
  • 30% for three children
  • 35% for four children
  • 40% for five children
  • Not under 40% for six or more children

This amount may then be adjusted depending on the exact circumstances of both parents' finances.

How Long Does Child Support Last in Texas?

Very broadly speaking, child support typically lasts until the child is 18 years old or until they graduate high school, whichever occurs later. However, there is an exception for children who have disabilities.

When a disability exists, support will be ordered for an extended period if the child cannot live alone or support themselves. Because there are multiple elements to these kinds of cases, it is wise to speak with an attorney about your situation to assess your rights in requesting or being ordered to pay child support.

At Holmes, Diggs & Sadler, we'll work with you to obtain a child support arrangement that enables your child(ren) to thrive. Contact us online or via phone at (713) 766-5355.

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