Child support is a court-ordered payment by one parent to the custodial parent of a minor child after divorce (dissolution) or separation. Usually, the amount of support is based on the income of both parents, the number of children, the expenses of the custodial parent, and any special needs of the child. In many states or locales, the amount is determined by a chart, which factors in all these figures. It may also include health plan coverage, school tuition or other expenses, and may be reduced during periods of extended visitation such as summer vacations. Child support generally continues until the child reaches 18 years, graduates from high school, is emancipated (no longer lives with either parent), or, in some cases, continues after the child reaches 18, such as during college attendance.
At the Law office of Stone & Horne, L.L.P., we assist parents throughout Texas with requests to set up or establish child support, and in both raising and lowering the amount of child support due.
If you have child support questions or need experienced representation, please contact Attorney Nina C. Stone, for a free initial consultation. We have the experience and knowledge to provide you with first-rate legal representation.