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Whether you are facing child support expenses or looking to collect child support payments in court, it is important to know more about the legalities of child support and work with an attorney you can count on to get you the settlement you deserve.

At The Law Office of Andrew J. Bolton, our legal team has over 20 years of experience providing legal counsel and representation for child support cases across The Woodlands, TX and beyond. Read on for more information about child support, and contact our law office at (936) 435-1908 today!

What Is Child Support?

Child support refers to court-ordered payments made by non-custodial divorced parents to financially support their child or children's upbringing. Child support may be used to help pay for a child's shelter costs (such as partial rent or mortgage), medical care, educational fees, food, clothing and extracurricular expenses.

Who Pays For It?

Child support is often paid from one parent to another. This frequently occurs in a custodial agreement where the parent without custody of the child must pay child support to parent with child custody. In some cases where the parents were never married and neither have custody of the child, child support payments will be split between two parties. In dual-custody arrangements, the parent who does not have majority custody of the child will typically be ordered to pay child support. In the event of a second divorce involving a step parent, the step will typically be exempt from child support payments since the child is not his or her offspring by blood.

How Is It Calculated — And How Do I Know It's Fair?

There are a number of factors that go in to determining child support responsibilities and amounts. The most common factors are the number of children involved in a child support case, and the income of each parent, and each parent's earning potential. One large factor in determining the final amount of child support payment required is the amount of time the child spends with the non-custodial parent. The greater this amount of time is, the less the non-custodial parent will typically have to pay in child support.

Since the factors that determine child support payment amounts can change from month to month or year to year, it's always important to ensure that you are getting the fairest settlement possible for your personal budget and your child's needs. If you believe you are paying too much in child support or not receiving enough in payments from another spouse, it is important to hire an attorney who can help you reach a fair settlement in court.

Can A Child Support Order Be Modified?

Child support orders can be modified, but they must be done so in front of the same court that ordered the original child support payments. Additionally, evidence of an income change or other change in finances must presented for a child support order to be modified. To help present your case in a court of law, it is advisable to work with a trained legal professional to help you get the settlement you deserve.

Your Trusted Child Support Legal Team

If you are facing a child support dispute, it's important to work with a legal team that will help you get the best settlement possible for you and your child. Here at The Law Offices of Andrew J, Bolton, Esq., we have over 20 years of experience providing legal counsel and representation for individuals and families dealing with child support issues.

Led by Andrew J. Bolton, our team provides thorough, attentive, and personalized legal services at affordable rates. Contact our office in the Woodlands and Huntsville by calling (936) 435-1908 to schedule your free consultation today!

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