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Understanding the basics of Child Support in Texas

The amount of time that you are in possession of your child after a divorce determines whether or not you will be responsible for paying or receiving child support. Should you be named the primary ...
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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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Family Law Cases in Texas: Initiating a child support case

If you are wanting to begin a family law case involving child support matters it is recommended that you contact an attorney before doing so. I know- shock of the century- a family law attorney is ...
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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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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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