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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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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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Is Overtime Pay or Bonus Pay Considered for Texas Child Support?

Some of the most frequent question I get are in regard to child support such as: How much? Will I have to pay child support for over time? Can I quit my job or reduce my income to avoid paying higher ...
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Dirty Divorce Trick - Turning into a Temporary “Helicopter” Parent

Recently, we had a case where I was able to observe a husband become a “helicopter” parent. He used his new-found involvement with the children to strongly negotiate for additional time ...
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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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What exactly does child support cover in Texas?

If any of you reading this are a parent like I am then you know that raising kids is challenging, shall we say. It’s rewarding, gratifying and at times requires selfless attention but no matter ...
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Texas Child Support Basics

In order to determine your potential responsibility for child support it’s necessary to first figure out how child support is actually calculated. The state of Texas calculates current child ...
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Texas Child Support Basics, Part Two

In our prior blog post I discussed how child support is calculated in Texas (based on net monthly income) and what counts as income. In this blog we will continue our discussion by outlining how ...
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How to raise or lower your monthly child support obligation in Texas

When parents go to court and have a child support order established, either through a divorce or child custody case, that order will take into account the number of children an obligor (the parent who ...
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What you need to know about: Child Support in Texas

Many potential clients of the Law Office of Bryan Fagan come into our office for a consultation and have a concern about one subject in particular prior to engaging in a divorce or child custody case ...
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Child Support Enforcement Defense - Act Sooner Rather than Later

We have written several articles on why it is a good idea to pay your child support. We also have written articles on why ignoring a child support agreement or making an informal agreement with the ...
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Involuntary Termination of Parental Rights in Texas

Something our office gets a lot of questions regarding is the termination of parental rights. Many of these questions are from fathers who do not want to pay child support. I generally have to tell ...
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Conservatorship in a Texas Divorce

A common first question for an attorney with the Law Office of Bryan Fagan to ask a potential client in a consultation is what they would like to see happen in a best-case scenario. A common response ...
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Child Support Payments in Texas: How to Make them and Why

When a parent is ordered, whether in a divorce or child custody case, to pay child support that parent’s natural inclination may be to want to pay the other parent the support directly. I ...
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Divorce and Special Needs Children in Texas Revisited

Divorces are difficult on all members of the family no matter the circumstances. However, if a child has a disability of some sort this can lead to additional problems that need to be solved by the ...
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Can my Texas Driver's License Be Suspended for Not paying Child Support?

Chapter 232 of the Texas Family Code has the answer to the question of whether a person can have their Driver’s License suspended for failure to pay child support. In short, yes, your ...
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What is taken into account for Child Support Calculations in Texas

One of the major concerns families have when going through a Texas divorce is how support will be paid to the custodial parent from the non-custodial parent. Custodial, for clarification’s sake, ...
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Texas Child Support Order Modification (Part 2)

When a potential client walks through the door at the Law Office of Bryan Fagan wanting to change the terms of a Texas child support order their reasons are typically very straightforward. Typically, ...
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Military Support Without a Court Order During a Divorce in Texas

In prior articles, we have discussed alimony, spousal support and child support. We have also discussed “spousal starving” when one spouse cuts off financial access to the other spouse. In ...
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My Wife is Taking Half My Paycheck in Child Support. What can I do?

It is not unusual for parents I meet with for consults to have questions regarding child support. Often, the parent paying thinks he is paying too much and the parent receiving feels they are not ...
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Can I get Child Support for my Adult Child in Texas?

Recently I had a consult with a potential client who was inquiring about modifying a child support order. This is a very common occurrence over the course of a child’s life and something we see ...
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The Dirty Trick of Quitting Your Job to Avoid Child Support During a Texas Divorce

Unfortunately, some spouses do not feel an obligation to support their children after a divorce. I have heard all kinds of excuses from “I shouldn’t have to pay because I have a car ...
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15 Myths About Divorce in Texas

When I meet with potential new clients many of them come to me with preconceived ideas on how property is divided in a Texas Divorce. There are many myths floating around on how property is divided ...
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