Like most states, child support in Texas is based on statutory guidelines, which primarily take into account the income of the paying party. The child support amount is determined according to the guidelines, but the calculation can sometimes be complex and difficult to do accurately without a lawyer’s help. Determining income amount of self-employed persons can be challenging. Unusual expenses, parenting time and other factors may also impact the amount of support ordered.
Mary has decades of experience in family law matters. She is recognized as a leader in the community and has built a record of effective outcomes for clients. Experience helps her handle even the most complex child support matters effectively and efficiently. She can assist with:
- Determining child support in a divorce
- Establishing child support outside of the marital relationship, including establishing parentage (“paternity”)
- Modification of existing child support orders
- Defending against enforcement actions
- Child support calculations in complex or unique situations such as when a parent is self-employed or when allegations of hidden income or involuntary underemployment exist
When The Need For Child Support Enforcement or Modification Arises
Our firm also represents receiving and paying parties in proceedings related to the modification and enforcement of child support orders. Existing orders can be changed when there is a significant change in circumstances, like the loss of a job, a promotion or significant change in the child’s needs. The best way to understand the way courts may calculate the amount to be paid or received is to talk with Mary about your situation.
To schedule an initial consultation, contact the Law Office of Mary E. Jones in Austin by calling 512-474-4400.