Child Support

McKinney Child Support Lawyer

Helping Clients With Child Support Matters in Texas

Child support is a critical issue in any divorce or paternity case. The amount of child support that is ordered can significantly impact the financial well-being of both the custodial and noncustodial parents. Having an experienced child support lawyer on your side is important to ensure your rights are protected.

At Willingham Law Firm, PC., our McKinney child support attorneys have extensive experience representing clients in these matters. We understand the financial and emotional effect that child support can have on your life, and we are devoted to helping you receive a fair and reasonable child support order.

Call Willingham Law Firm, at (214) 499-9647 or contact us online to schedule a consultation with our child support attorney in McKinney.

What is Child Support?

Child support is a critical aspect of family law designed to ensure that both parents contribute financially to the well-being of their children post-separation or divorce. It is not a punitive measure but rather a means of guaranteeing that the child's needs are met, including education, healthcare, and general living expenses. At Willingham Law Firm, PC., we understand the nuanced dynamics involved in child support cases and are adept at crafting solutions that prioritize the child's best interests.

How is Child Support Calculated in Texas?

Texas follows specific guidelines for calculating child support, primarily focusing on both parents' income and resources. The Texas Family Code outlines a percentage-based system that considers the noncustodial parent's income. At Willingham Law Firm, PC., we are well-versed in these calculations, ensuring that the court considers all relevant aspects when determining the appropriate child support amount. Beyond income, additional considerations such as health insurance, daycare costs, and other necessary expenses are factored in to create a comprehensive picture of the child's financial needs.

In Texas, the court typically uses the following guidelines for child support calculations:

  • 20% of net resources for one child
  • 25% of net resources for two children
  • 30% of net resources for three children
  • 35% of net resources for four children
  • 40% of net resources for five children
  • Not less than 40% for six or more children

At Willingham Law Firm, PC., we bring a wealth of experience to the table, ensuring that our clients are well informed and positioned for the best possible outcome in their child support cases.

What Age Do You Stop Paying Child Support?

Child support obligations in Texas typically end when the child turns 18 or graduates from high school, whichever transpires last. However, there are exceptions to this rule. If a child has special needs or a disability, the court may extend child support beyond the usual age limit.

Understanding the nuances of when child support obligations cease is crucial, and having a knowledgeable attorney by your side can make all the difference. At Willingham Law Firm, PC., we work tirelessly to ensure that our clients are well informed about the duration of their child support responsibilities, providing clarity and strategic counsel throughout the legal process.

Contact Our Child Support Attorney in McKinney Today

If you are facing child support issues, our team is here to provide the legal support you need. We bring a wealth of experience, a commitment to excellence, and a passion for advocating on behalf of our clients. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with a McKinney child support lawyer who will work tirelessly to safeguard your rights and the best interests of your child.

Contact Willingham Law Firm, PC. today to get started with our McKinney child support lawyer.


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