If you share a child with someone and you are separating from that person, a child support order is a beneficial option because instead of having to stress about your ex paying you the financial funds you need to raise y’all’s child/ren, the state will do that work on your behalf The state has the power to take the funds from your ex’s paycheck before they even get it so it can’t be spent on anything, but supporting your children. This can provide you with more reliable child support payments and peace of mind so you can focus on raising your children. The law does not require that you were married to the parent of your child to get a child support order. Below are some resources that show the amount of child support legally due to the parent who has custody of the children. If you are interested in getting a child support order, please feel free to call us for a free consultation.
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
5 children 40% of Obligor’s Net Resources
6+ children Not less than the amount for 5 children
*Texas Family Code Sec. 154.125(b)