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Tuesday, January 24, 2023

What Can You Use Child Support Payments for?


Child support is standard in many custody orders issued by Texas courts. In most, but not all, cases child support is so ordered in a custody dispute between two parents who are divorcing. With limited exceptions, child support is paid by the non-custodial parent to the noncustodial parent in order to provide financial support to meet the needs of the child. The exact amount of child support ordered will depend on a number of different factors involved in the case. With all of the complexities involved in these kinds of cases, you may be left wondering what child support payments are actually designed and supposed to cover and what they are not.
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Monday, November 21, 2022

Is Child Support Mandatory in Texas?


Child support can be a delicate subject, to say the least. While some people get distracted by sending payments to their former spouse or co-parent, it is important to remember that child support is put in place to help ensure that both parents are providing financial support to their child. After all, both parents have a legal responsibility to provide such support to a child that is their own. While child support is often ordered in situations where parents are not married or are no longer married, you may be wondering whether or not child support is mandatory in Texas.

Is Child Support Mandatory in Texas?

Child support is not mandatory to be ordered in all cases, but a child support order is often put in place in most cases.
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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Can a Payor Spouse Modify Child Support Payments After Having More Children?


Divorce can mark a significant change in a person’s life. After divorce, however, life does of course continue to change. Can post-divorce life changes impact issues that were decided on during divorce proceedings? In certain instances, yes, they can. It will greatly depend, however, on what divorce issue you are referring to as well as what life changes would possibly merit reevaluating a previously resolved issue. Most commonly, people want to know when it might be possible to modify child support or alimony.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Tackling The New School Year Post-Divorce

How can I help my children start off the school year smoothly after our divorce?

Following a divorce, you and your children will go through many firsts. Things that were once routine may now seem different and new. One critical first for your children will be the first school year after your divorce. Starting the school year as a divorced family will involve transitions and scheduling challenges, but it also presents an opportunity to reach a new normal in which your children can thrive.


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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Expenses Covered by Child Support

Will child support cover private school expenses?

Child support was created in order to protect children nationwide from the economic impact of separation or divorce. There is a common belief that child support should only be awarded to cover a child’s bare necessities like food and clothing. In fact, Texas law permits the award of child support to cover a wide array of kid related expenses.


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