Setting Appropriate Child Support Levels
Every child has a right to the financial support of both parents. Child support payments provide for food, shelter, clothing and other things to ensure the health, safety and well-being of your child.
Whether you are going through divorce or you are raising your child on your own, it is essential that child support be established to meet your child's needs.
To learn about your rights and for help establishing child support, contact me by email to set up an appointment. You can also call 888-837-2157 for a free phone consultation.
Child Support: Know Your Rights And Obligations
Whether you are asking the court to order child support or are contesting a child support order, I can help you understand how you may be affected by Texas' child support laws.
Child support obligations are established using the formula in Texas' child support guidelines. Child support levels are calculated using a percentage of your income and the other parent's income, among other factors.
Higher percentages are used if there are multiple children being supported. However, a lower percentage may be used if children from another relationship are also being supported. I can help you understand what you can expect to be ordered.
Board Certified Family Lawyer
I am attorney Bruce C. Zivley. I can help you pursue appropriate child support levels that will serve your child's needs and help create financial stability for you. I am board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have more than 30 years of experience practicing family law exclusively. I know how to help people with whatever child support issues they are facing.
Non-Payment Of Child Support
The court does not tolerate excuses for nonpayment of child support, even if it was not paid because the custodial parent denied visitation. Failure to pay child support can result in a finding of contempt of court, including fines and other penalties.
Courts do consider modification of child support orders when the existing order is no longer current, such as when the ordered parent loses a job. It is essential to ask for modification if you can no longer afford your child support payments.
Child Support Attorney Serving Houston And The Surrounding Areas
If you have questions about child support or would like to discuss the specifics of your case with an experienced family law attorney, contact me by email. You can also call my Houston law office at 888-837-2157 or my after-hours voicemail at 281-506-0047.
"Bruce handled my divorce. He was efficient and effective, always responsive and accessible. He provided great advice and kept the discussion fact-based and objective when I was occasionally tempted to focus on emotional aspects of the situation.*"Holly B.