Under Texas law, children have the right to financial support from both of their parents. The child support system exists to provide children with that support in situations where their parents are divorced or otherwise living apart.
At Connolly & Shireman in Houston, we work on behalf of our clients to make sure the other parent lives up to all child support obligations. Our attorneys represent clients in the initial determination, modification, and enforcement of child support. To discuss your concerns about child support, contact us to schedule a consultation.
Pursuing a Fair Calculation of Child Support Obligations
Child support in Texas is primarily calculated by using a formula that takes into account the resources available to the parents as well as the number of children of the marriage. However, family court judges can go outside the formula in certain circumstances.
Because child support is primarily based on a formula, the most important issue for most people is making sure the correct numbers are entered into that formula.
We are experienced in working with our clients to conduct investigations in order to make sure that child support payments appropriately reflect the actual economic circumstances of both parents.
Seeking Court Recognition of Changed Circumstances
Once a child support order has been issued, it can be modified when the underlying circumstances have changed substantially, especially if it appears that those changes will become permanent.
Many people need a child support modification in response to job loss, declining income, loss of bonuses and other financial difficulties.
Our firm regularly handles child support modification cases, as well as cases involving private enforcement of child support. Contact us to learn more about how our lawyers can help you.