McKinney Child Support Lawyer

McKinney Child Support Attorney

Texas law requires parents to financially support their children and provide for their children’s basic needs. This holds true whether parents are married, living apart, or divorced.

If you are in the midst of a child support disagreement with your child’s other parent or need an initial child support order from the court, the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C. wants to help. Call 214-373-6556 or contact us today to get started.

Why Choose The Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C. for Your Child Support Case in McKinney?

Child support is often a contentious matter between parents. However, child support payments must be addressed and ordered in most family law cases involving minor children. These include but are not limited to divorces, paternity cases, and child custody modifications.

An experienced McKinney child support attorney from the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C., can help reduce the stress associated with your child support case by:

  • Ensuring you understand Texas child support law and how it affects your case
  • Addressing your questions and concerns honestly and preparing you for any court proceedings
  • Preparing a child support calculation that accurately reflects parental income(s)

You can trust attorney Lisa Garza with your child support and other family law matters, as she has over 25 years of experience practicing family law in Texas. At the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C., we are proud to personalize our legal services to fit your circumstances.

Texas Child Support Basics

Texas has statutory guidelines for calculating a parent’s monthly child support obligation. Typically, the parent who spends the least time with a child or the non-custodial parent is the “obligor,” or the parent who pays a monthly support obligation.

Per Texas child support guidelines, found in Texas Family Code Section 154, the amount a non-custodial parent pays in child support is typically based on a percentage of that parent’s net monthly income. Net monthly income includes all of a parent’s resources for paying child support minus:

  • Taxes
  • Union dues
  • Health insurance premiums for the supported child(ren)

A non-custodial parent who chooses unemployment or underemployment to avoid child support may be imputed a monthly income amount by the court. The non-custodial parent’s net monthly income is then multiplied by a percentage based on the number of children involved (up to six).

There are adjusted guidelines for low-income and high-income earners in Texas. However, the court decides whether these adjusted guidelines are applicable.

The court may also deviate from the child support guidelines when applying the guidelines produces an “unjust or inappropriate result” and doing so is in the child’s best interests.

Contact an Experienced McKinney Child Support Attorney Today

Do not proceed with your child support case before discussing Texas’s child support guidelines with an experienced McKinney family law attorney. At the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C., we are committed to obtaining the best and most accurate child support results for our clients.

Attorney Garza is board-certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. Call the Law Offices of Lisa G. Garza, P.C., today to ensure you receive competent representation and counsel.