The obligation to provide financial support to children does not end when a marriage ends. However, there are several factors that may be used to determine the amount of child support that must be paid. Today, more children have two working parents. Typically, when child support is awarded, it is awarded to the parent who has physical custody of the child or children.
Child support is typically calculated based on the income of each parent. In addition, considerations regarding health care premiums, education costs, and other costs of caring for the child or children will be used to determine the final amount of child support payments to be made.
We understand if you have custody of your child you want to ensure financial security; caring for your child’s basic needs including housing, food, and clothing is a must; we can help you understand the child support guidelines established by the state and we will help you determine whether the court may take other factors into consideration. If you are in the midst of a divorce, and you need help with child support matters, contact Simoneaux Law Firm today in Austin, Texas. We provide family law services all over Texas as well as in Louisiana, and California.