An Advocate for Your Child’s Financial Needs
If your children do not live with both of their parents, they may need child support to make up for the lost household income; however, you and your co-parent may have very different ideas about how much financial support your children need. That is where having an attorney with ample experience in Texas family law can make a huge difference, both in your financial security and your children’s financial well-being.
Soulsby Law in San Antonio has helped hundreds of parents resolve their child support conflicts. We are here to help you secure a fair, sustainable level of support for your children, whether you have custody or not. We care about your children’s best interests, as well as your rights as a parent.
Determining Child Support in Texas
The law intends child support to put your children in the same financial position as they would be if they lived in the same household as both of their parents. Texas family law courts use this formula to calculate how much the noncustodial parent should pay. Factors considered include:
- The number of children involved
- Each parent’s income and future earning capacity
- The children’s health care costs
- Whether the noncustodial parent is paying child support to a separate co-parent
We represent both custodial and noncustodial parents, so we understand the sensitivities and complex emotions that can come from both sides of the issue. As your attorney, Kate Soulsby will work to keep emotions calm while negotiating a settlement that is fair for everyone involved, most of all the children. If necessary, we will go to court to avoid an inadequate or impossible level of payment.
In Your Corner after Child Support Begins
Our work with you does not end once the child support order is complete. We can help you request a post-decree adjustment to the payment level or enforce the order if your co-parent is not following through on their responsibilities.