Recent Posts in Calculating Above-Guidelines Child Support Category

How to handle child support as the non custodial parent, Part Three

For many of you reading this blog you probably have no idea how to begin a child support case. It could be that as the noncustodial parent of your child you have limited access right now even to see ...
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Family Law Cases in Texas: Child Support in Divorce

Of all the subjects surrounding a divorce, child support seems to garner the most extreme opinions from parents. The child support levels are either too high or not high enough, depending upon your ...
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Modifying your divorce decree in Texas

So much effort, time and thought goes into the creation of a Final Decree of Divorce. If you have been through a divorce you know exactly what I am talking about. From the time that your Original ...
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Deviating from the Guideline amounts for child support and Modifying a Child Support Order

We discussed yesterday the sort of circumstances that could lead a court to determine that the Guideline levels of support as set forth in the Texas Family Code are not appropriate. Indeed, if you are ...
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Purposefully reducing income, fluctuating pay and other child support components

If you are in a position where paying child support appears likely as a result of your Texas divorce or child custody case it could be that you would go to extreme lengths to “fudge” the ...
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Can you negotiate child support during mediation?

The attorneys with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan are huge proponents of mediation. For those of you reading this blog who don’t know what mediation is, it is a process where you, your opposing ...
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Child Support in Focus: Retroactive Payments

In the event that you do not have a child support order from a Texas Family Law Court that has ordered the payment of child support from another person to you, it may be a question bouncing around in ...
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Texas Child Support: A word (or two) on Net Resources

With great regularity, people walk into the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to speak to one of our attorneys about the subject of child support. This is a subject that is almost always an issue that is ...
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Reasons why Child Support in Texas may not follow the Statutory Guidelines

One size fits all is an approach that not only doesn’t work for blue jeans but also in the world of child support. The Texas Family Code has laid out its proscribed levels of child support that ...
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Child Support in Texas: What is the most you will have to pay and what are the exceptions to that rule?

Being worried about child support is normal if you are going through a child custody case or divorce. It’s normal if you’re the parent who is going to receive child support because odds ...
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How to properly calculate child support in Texas

Child support is one of the most asked about topics both by current clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan as well as prospective clients of our office. This is understandable as all parents are ...
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Important Information Explained Regarding Child Support and Medical Support in Texas, Part Two

If you have not already done so, please feel free to read yesterday’s blog post from the Law Office of Bryan Fagan where we began our discussion of medical and child support in Texas. This ...
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Do I Have to Pay Child Support if I Have Joint Custody of My Child in Texas?

One of the recurring questions in many of my consults is whether child support is still paid if parents share joint custody. I have briefly touch on this topic and variations of this same question in ...
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How to get above guideline child support.

In Texas, child support is most always owed by the parent who does not have primary custody of the child. How child support is owed is set by a statutorily based percentage to the owing party's net ...
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