Legal Counsel For Child Support Issues

Although child custody is often the main concern when parents divorce or separate, it is important to bear in mind that child support is a related issue. Whether you are seeking support payments or are being asked to make payments, it is essential to have a lawyer in your corner who can serve as an effective advocate for your interests.

At the Fort Worth-based law offices of The Clayton Law Firm, our attorney can help address even the most complex child support matters. To schedule an initial consultation, call 469-251-2554.

Texas Child Support Guidelines

In most cases, child support determinations are made in a straightforward manner. The state of Texas has clear guidelines in place that are used to help calculate support amounts. While the guidelines consider a number of different factors, the overriding factor that is taken into consideration is the income of both parents.

Of course, there are situations where a determination may not be so clear cut and other factors have to be addressed. Regardless, we can help guide you through this process every step of the way.

Support Modifications And Enforcement

Whether you are receiving or are making child support payments, a substantial change in your circumstances, such as a job loss or a job promotion, may require a modification to a support order. It is important to remember that any modifications must be approved by the court. You may not simply reduce or stop payments on your own.

Unfortunately, some parents are reluctant to pay court-ordered support. In these cases, it may be necessary to pursue an enforcement action. The non-paying parent may be held in contempt, or his or her wages may be garnished. The goal is not to punish the other parent, but rather to ensure that your child's financial needs are being met.

Contact Our Family Law Attorney

Child support issues can be stressful. Let us help shoulder your legal burden. Call 469-251-2554 or contact us online to schedule an appointment to discuss your situation.