Texas Child Support Part 2
Here is a real touchy subject: Texas child support part 2. Why is it so touchy? What is Texas child support? All these questions will be touched on below. Note that this is not a child support how to guide are any straight up legal advice. You Googled Texas child support and we hope to give you an answer as to what it is.
What Is It
Child support is financial support that a non-custodial parent is obligated to pay to the custodial parent. In essence, one parent has majority custody of a child or children. This parent is typically mom. She is the custodial parent. Dad has alternating weekends, holidays and summers. He is the non-custodial parent. Because the non-custodial parent will likely only have the child 40% to 45% of the time, the scheme of the law is to compensate the custodial parent for taking that extra care of the children.
Child support is determined by a court. Under the Texas Family Code it is determined that a non-custodial parent must pay a percentage of their pay to take care of the child. That percentage is roughly 20% of the net income for the non-custodial parent, where that parent has one child. It gets more complicated with more children.
Who Enforces Child Support
The Texas Attorney General’s Office is responsible for enforcing child support collection and seeking judgments to render child support enforced. As part of this function they help mother’s and father’s who cannot otherwise afford a private attorney to get their child support enforced.
Texas child support is a much more complicated procedure than discussed above. For more over custody and support see our post over Texas child custody. If you have questions regarding divorce, custody, or child support contact us here HERE. Our trusted and tried lawyers are waiting to help you avoid disaster in divorce. We are here to live up to our mission: We Make People Single.