As a parent in Texas who is in the middle of a divorce, you have likely heard about the "best interest of your child". Many important decisions are made with this as the guiding principle. But what exactly does it mean?
If you are filing for legal separation, divorce or just considering it, there are many issues that you must negotiate. One of the most difficult may be that of child custody and child support. In most cases, child support is set by the court, and has little to no room for negotiation when it comes to adjusting the amount.
Texan parents who get a divorce will have to deal with matters of child support in addition to everything else. In some cases, a parent may be worried about their estranged spouse not making their child support payments despite court orders. However, there are ways that these orders are enforced.
At the Law Offices Of Keith E. Holloway, we understand that child support payments may be a financial burden to many Texans. However, we also know that the consequences for non-payment of child support are serious. In most cases, you might face the loss of your driver’s license and professional licenses, and you could have your wages garnished. However, in some situations, you could go to jail for not paying child support.
Texan parents have two primary options to choose from when they're divorcing and dealing with matters of child custody. One option is called sole custody, in which one parent is the primary custodian. The other is joint custody, in which the primary care position is shared. Each have their own unique benefits and drawbacks. Today, we'll take a look at the drawbacks.
When Texas fathers receive child support, they typically expect to receive these payments on a regular basis. Sometimes, though, their ex-wives may be behind on these payments. In this situation, it is important for men to know what they can do.
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.
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.
Whether on the giving or receiving end of child support payments, parents who become incarcerated may wonder how the imprisonment impacts their children. The Texas Office of the Attorney General addresses some of the questions they may have.
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.