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What do I need to consider when trying to get child support?

On Behalf of | Mar 5, 2015 | Child Support |

It can be difficult for two parents to keep up with all the expenses required to raise a child. But for a single parent, the monthly costs could become overwhelming. Fortunately, custodial parents are often qualified to receive child support. But what sorts of things are taken into account regarding child support eligibility?

There are a few practical questions you will need to consider. For example, are you aware of the location of the child?s other parent? If not, then the state?s child support services agency may be able to provide help finding the other parent, free of charge.

Also, are you the child?s custodial parent? Generally, the custodial parent is the one with whom the child spends most of his or her time. The custodial parent is primarily responsible for the child?s day-to-day care.

Finally, have you attempted to get a child support order from a family court or appropriate child support agency? This is a very important step because once you have been granted support, you will be able to get help from the state regarding such things as support collection and parent location.

This is only a brief overview of the kinds of things that can affect your ability to secure child support. You can read this article for further details.

If you are attempting to raise a child alone, you likely could use all the financial support you can get. It is only fair that the other parent helps to make sure that your child is as well provided for as possible.

A Texas child support attorney could assess your situation and help you determine how you may be able to start getting the money that is so important for both you and your child.