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Mr. Brooks, a stellar Dallas child support attorney, has handled over 700 family law cases. In 2019, the Herald Democrat named him the Best Family Lawyer in Texoma (Texas and Oklahoma). He has been particularly successful in representing fathers with child support modification. Among Texas child support lawyers, he is considered a top child support attorney in DFW.
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If a child’s parents do not live together, regardless of their marital status, the custodial parent (the parent the child usually lives with) can ask a court to order the non-custodial parent to pay child support. The amount of child support is based on the number of children and the non-custodial parent’s net income after deductions for:
The guidelines stated below apply to your net income after deducting the foregoing expenses.
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The general benchmark for child support payments is:
Keep in mind, however, that Texas imposes a maximum income that it adjusts upward periodically (currently it is about $9,200 per month). Anything you make above this maximum is not usually counted for child support purposes.
Remember, too, that these are just guidelines, however. A family court judge can adjust your child support burden up or down based on individual circumstances, such as your child’s physical or mental disability, or your child support burden from another relationship. The actual process for determining the exact amount of child support is complex and confusing, which is why you need a family lawyer.
Child support laws are meaningless without effective enforcement. Dallas child support enforcement is usually quite strict. If the non-custodial parent refuses to pay their fair share of child support, the custodial parent can seek a court order compelling them to do so. If they violate the court order, the court may charge them with contempt of court. The court can:
A Dallas child support lawyer can advise you on the best course of action. Seeking jail time for the non-custodial percent, for example, might not be the best course of action if it deprives that parent of the means of earning the money to pay child support.
For 14 years, award-winning prosecutor Britton Brooks served as the Grayson County Assistant District Attorney (ADA), prosecuting over 150 jury trials and supervising the highest felony jury trials from intake to completion. In 2017, he was named “Best Criminal Lawyer in Texoma” by the Herald Democrat, which was the first time the award has been bestowed upon a prosecuting attorney. Currently, Britton serves as a Texas Municipal Court City Prosecutor prosecuting municipal criminal, city ordinance violations, dockets, and jury trials.
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Typically, Texas requires you to pay child support until your child turns 18 or graduates high school, whichever happens later. If your child suffers from certain physical or mental disabilities, Texas might extend your child support obligation indefinitely. Your child support obligation may end early if your child achieves legal emancipation (as young as 16) by getting married, joining the armed services, or successfully petitioning a court for emancipation.
The first step is to petition the court for a child support order. The court will hold a hearing where the child’s father can oppose your petition. If the child’s father refuses to pay the full amount, contact the Child Support Division of the Office of the Attorney General of Texas. This division can choose from among several coercive measures including garnishing the father’s paycheck.
Child support attorney fees are typically charged by the hour and range from $100 to $500. If the proceeding is uncontested, expect the total cost to amount to between $2,500 and $5,000. If the other parent contests the order, expect legal fees to total between $5,000 and $25,000.
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