In many divorce cases, the two spouses seeking to dissolve their marriage have one or more children between them. When such is the case, it becomes necessary to determine who will have custody of the child. Whoever is granted custody will then be responsible for the care of the child; however, the child still deserves to have the support of both their parents. This is where child support orders become necessary.
Child support is a payment made by one parent to the custodial parent to be used for the child's care and education. This payment will be in the form of monthly payments. The amount of which varies depending on the parent's income and the child's needs can be negotiated between the two parents or ordered by a judge. As for the length of the support, Texas Family Code § 154.001 states that the payments must be made until the child is 18 or graduated from high school; is emancipated through marriage or the removal of disabilities of minority by court order; until the child's death; or if the child is disabled for an indefinite period.
If you need child support but are being contested by your ex-spouse, a Burleson divorce attorney at Coontz Cochran can help. We have over four decades of experience dealing with family law cases and real dedication to your and your child's best interests.
If you have won child support or are looking to win child support from your ex-spouse, you'll surely be wondering any number of things. There are, however, some questions and concerns that come up more often than most, such as:
In order to ensure that your child's best interests are met in a family law case, hire a skilled divorce lawyer as soon as possible. Coontz Cochran can provide an attorney with the experience needed to handle your case. With our help, you could prove to the court exactly how much support you will need to care for your child.