Child Support Modifications

San Antonio Child Support Modifications Attorney

After a divorce, parents may understandably experience hardship because of job loss, medical bills or other unexpected expenses.

Calculating Child Support

The Texas child support guidelines are straightforward. The law requires a noncustodial parent to pay 20 percent of his or her income for support of the first child, and an additional five percent for each additional child up to the fifth. The parent is obligated to pay for a child until the child turns 18 or finishes high school, whichever is later.

Texas family courts do not expect that the child support order will remain static. Under Texas child support laws, parents may request their child support order to be reviewed every three years or when a substantial change in circumstances has occurred which may require an increase or decrease in child support payments.

The Law Offices of Bell & White handle modification of child support cases including:

  • Child Support Enforcement
  • Retroactive Child Support
  • Increased child support
  • Decreased child support
  • Parental relocation
  • Switching the primary caregiver to the current non-custodial parent
  • Job loss, promotion, costly medical needs, and other extenuating circumstances that affect the payee parent’s financial situation
  • Dramatic increases of income or assets of the payee parent

Children’s needs change in predictable, and sometimes unpredictable ways. Daycare costs may increase or decrease, the child may go to a private school or transfer to public school, a medical condition may develop. These are all child-focused reasons that you may request a change in support.

If you need legal guidance for a child support modifications matter we are here to help you explore your legal options. We provide experienced counsel and representation to mothers and fathers throughout san Antonio and surrounding counties.

Contact a San Antonio Child Support Lawyer Today

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced child support lawyer at Bell & White email or call us today White: 210-374-6292 | Bell: 210-584-8538 | Del Rio: 830-212-7382.