Houston Child Support Information

Provided by Houston child support attorney John K. Grubb

Photo a Child Support Hearing DocumentThe Texas Legislature also enacted the following child support guidelines:

1 child – 20% of obligor’s net resources
2 children – 25% of obligor’s net resources
3 children – 30% of obligor’s net resources
4 children – 35% of obligor’s net resources

Make sure that you child is taken care of by contacting a Houston child support attorney.

If the obligor has children other than those involved in the current divorce, special guidelines apply, taking into account all of the obligor’s children. Houston divorce lawyers can better explain how the child support statutes can affect your family.

The definition of net resources is quite long — for most people, it means all wage and salary income and other compensation for personal services, interest, dividends, royalty income, self-employment income and net rental income, less social security taxes and federal income tax withholding for a single person claiming one personal exemption and the standard deduction. The guidelines apply automatically to the first $6,000.00 of net resources per month. When net resources are above $6,000.00 per month, the court has discretion to set additional child support, based on the needs of the child. The lifestyle of the recipient of child support is not a factor in determining the amount of child support.

Except in very unusual situations, child support is now paid by wage withholding from the obligor’s employer.

You should note that the child support guidelines apply equally to men and women. Houston family attorneys at John K. Grubb & Associates have your child’s best interest in mind.