Dallas Attorney for Child
|Serving Dallas County - Collin County - Denton County
Child Support / Family Law Information
Grandparent seeking custody of grandchildren
Child Support Issues:
Increase | Decrease | Enforcement | Abatement
Child Support and Family Law
Child support is normally determined by which parent has primary custody of a
child. Therefore, child support is a consequence of child custody. You may want
to review the facts on the child custody page, because in most cases, you cannot
receive child support unless you have legal custody of a child. The parent who
the child does not primarily reside with usually pays child support. This
payment is normally a monthly payment to the other parent for support of the
child. Many times circumstances change that make the initial child support in a
divorce decree or custody order too low, or too high, and changing the amount
becomes necessary to bring the support within the guidelines established by
Texas law. This does require going back to court in most cases.
These changes are very fact dependent, so a consultation with a family law
attorney is a good idea to determine whether you are receiving (or paying) the
correct amount of child support.
Some common problems people have with child support that Mr. Casteel deals with
payment is too high (paying parent makes less money now) -Support payment is too
low (paying parent makes more
Downward change in income for parent paying support.
Support going to parent with whom child no longer resides.
Paying parent is self-employed, and not paying enough.
Parent obligated to pay is not paying.
Support not in accordance with legal guidelines -Support collection does not
terminate when child is eighteen.
Robert S. Casteel
Dallas Attorney and Counselor At Law
14001 Dallas Pkwy., Ste. 1200
Dallas, Texas 75240
Phone: (972) 809-6702
Fax: (972) 934-6579
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