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Could your spouse withhold income to affect your child support?

As you know, the child support your ex-spouse pays is based on his or her income. It can be frustrating, as well as problematic, if your ex is dishonest about income to avoid paying what you are entitled to receive in child support. Being a single parent in Texas is difficult, and the child support you receive can significantly make a difference in your children’s well-being.

Can your ex or the courts monitor how you spend child support?

Like most custodial parents in Texas, you rely on child support to help you take care of your children’s needs and make ends meet each month. You might worry whether someone officially keeps tabs on how you spend the child support you receive, especially if your ex often questions where the money goes.

Requesting a child support order modification in Texas

If you currently have a Texas court order requiring that you must pay child support, a time may come when you feel as if the amount you must pay should change. Maybe you lost your job and are now making less money than you were when the order first took effect, or maybe you now have more children to support than you did when the initial amount was determined. At the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway, we understand the steps you must take to request a child support modification in Texas, and we have helped many clients modify child support so that the amount owed became more manageable.

Defining the "best interests" of children

If you are a Texas resident preparing to adopt the child you have been fostering, there are some things you should know about how the courts view the best interest of the child. At the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway, we have helped numerous families navigate the process of determining what is in the best interest of a minor. 

What does your child need for an enriched life?

Texan parents like you will have to ask yourselves this exact question when heading into a divorce. Child support payments are a way for both parents to continue having a hand in raising their child even after splitting up, and in many cases, these payments are necessary to the child's overall quality of life.

Should I modify my child custody arrangement?

When divorced parents in Texas decide that your current child custody arrangement does not suit your evolving needs, the Law Offices of Keith E. Holloway can step in to help guide you to a new arrangement that benefits all parties equally, or as close to equal as possible.

Do I have to pay child support if I lose my job?

If you have filed for a divorce in Texas, you likely have many questions. One of the most confusing topics for most divorcing parents is child support and all the rules that govern this program. Many wonder whether they will still be required to make payments if they lose their job and become incapable of providing financial support for their children. The Texas Attorney General has answered this question as well as many others on the topic of child custody.

Understanding Texas child support laws

Child support is a legal obligation in Texas. Once a judge has signed an order of child support, the noncustodial parent is required to pay the specified amount of child support to the custodial parent of his or her children or to the person who has primary custody of them. Under the Texas Family Code, failure to do so can result in the specified periodic payment being withheld from the disposable earnings of the obligor; i.e., the parent required to pay.

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