Leading Family Law Attorneys for Divorce & Child Custody in Central Texas
The Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC provides experienced, cost-effective representation for family law matters in Bell County. Nancy Perry Eaton is known for caring for the unique needs of each of her clients. She can keep your child’s best interest where it should be—at the heart of her practice.
Nancy has extensive experience guiding families through the emotionally charged process of determining child support payments. Her compassionate and personalized service has proved an invaluable resource for both those trying to obtain child support and those who are being required to pay it.
Understanding Child Support in Killeen
In Texas, the parent required to pay child support is determined by the amount of time that each parent spends with the child. Typically, the custodial parent (the one whom the child spends the most time with) receives child support payments from the non-custodial parent. In some cases, the court might rule that both parents support the child.
The payment amount is based on a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s income. There are child support guidelines that help courts determine what is owed to the custodial parent each month. The law assumes that this money will be spent directly on the needs of the child.
How Is Child Support Determined in Texas?
A court order for child support may be challenged if either party thinks that the amount to be paid is unfair. You can present a case to the court that the payment should either increase or decrease.
The court will review a number of factors, including:
- The age of the child
- The needs of the child
- Childcare expenses
- Alimony payments
- Financial resources and debts
- The time the child spends with each parent
- Legal custody
- Education expenses
Rely on a Skilled Killeen Child Support Attorney
If you are facing a divorce and have questions about child support or any other aspects of your case, contact the Law Office of Nancy Perry Eaton, PLLC. As your representative, Nancy will fight to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive a fair child support order.
To request a consultation to discuss your child support matter with an experienced Killeen attorney, dial (254) 221-8588 now.