Stephenville Child Support Attorney
Aggressive Representation by a Child Support Attorney in Erath County
Are you facing a child support issue in Stephenville? Do you need help getting your child support order modified? Do you have questions about how to go about paying or receiving child support? If so, you need to speak with a child support attorney in Stephenville, TX, who is familiar with the local courts and judges, and who has the experience to get you the best possible outcome in your case.
At the Law Offices of Brady L. Pendleton, P.C., we understand how important child support is to you and your family. We will work hard to help you reach a favorable resolution to your case.
Child Support in Texas
In Texas, child support is determined by a state guideline formula. The guideline is based on the parents' income, the number of children, and other factors. Courts can deviate from the guideline amount, but must provide a written explanation for doing so. If you and the other parent can agree on an amount of child support, you can ask the court to approve the agreement. This can make the process go more quickly.
In Texas, the Child Support Division of the Texas Attorney General's Office can get involved if the non-custodial parent is more than 10 days behind in child support payments. In such cases, the Attorney General's Office can take certain actions, such as garnishing the non-custodial parent's wages, seizing assets, and suspending the non-paying parent's driver's license.
How Long Does Child Support Last?
Child support orders in Texas generally remain in place until the child turns 18, unless the child marries or joins the military, or the parents agree to an earlier termination. Parents can agree to modify a child support order at any time, as long as they are current on their payments.
If the parents cannot agree to a change, the custodial parent can ask a court to modify the order. A court will generally award the same amount of child support that was being paid before the parents stopped agreeing, unless there is a significant change in circumstances.
Contact Our Child Support Attorney
Our firm understands how important child support is to you and your family. We will work hard to help you reach a favorable resolution to your case. We offer a free initial consultation.
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