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Frequently Asked Questions About Custody And Support
How Much Child Support Will Be Ordered?
The state of Texas has guidelines to determine child support to be paid by one or both parents. Typically, the amount is based upon the net resources of the parent who is ordered to pay child support. The attorneys at Travers & Travers are experienced in determining this amount and in presenting appropriate evidence to the court for your situation. Please call our office at 281-492-2166 to make an appointment or use our online form.
Is It Possible To Receive Child Support For A Child Over The Age Of 18?
If your child is over the age of 18 but has not yet graduated from high school, then so long as the child is fully enrolled in an accredited program leading to a high school diploma, the court may order child support beyond the age of 18. Also, under certain circumstances, the court may order child support for a disabled adult. The attorneys at Travers & Travers can access your facts regarding child support beyond the age of 18. Please call our office at 281-492-2166 to make an appointment or use our online form.
When Can Child Support Be Increased Or Decreased?
Under certain circumstances, the court can increase or decrease the amount of child support at any time if one parent experiences a substantial change in circumstances. The court will determine if a change of circumstances has occurred and how, if any, the change of circumstances will impact the child support award. The attorneys at Travers & Travers can advise you on the possibility of modifying your child support. Please call our office at 281-492-2166 to make an appointment or use our online form.
How Is Child Custody Decided During A Divorce?
If you and your spouse have a child together, then the custody of that child should be determined as part of your divorce. If you can agree on custody, then it is likely that the court will approve your agreement so long as the agreement is in the best interest of the child. If there is no agreement on custody, then the court will decide. Conservatorship (custody) is determined according to the best interests of the child. The sex of the parents is not a factor for consideration. Typically, the parents are named as joint managing conservators. On occasion, one parent is appointed sole managing conservator and the other parent is appointed as possessory conservator. The wishes of the child may be considered.