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Child support, in most instances, is based on the Texas Child Support Guidelines. Usually, child support ends up being 20% of the obligor's net pay for 1 child, 25% for two children, 30% for 3 children, and so on up to a maximum of 40%.

In Texas, the courts often require the obligor (the party paying support) to also pay for health insurance.

The issue of child support usually arises in three contexts: support paid pursuant to a divorce or modification of an order, support ordered from a finding of paternity (see Paternity), and enforcement of an existing support order (see contempt).

Courts want to see children provided for. If a judge orders one parent to be the primary conservator of the children, he or she will usually order the other parent to pay support. Likewise, if the children change from living with one parent to living with the other, then the support is likely to shift. If support has already been ordered, sometimes a modification of the amount of support is necessary. Either the paying parent changes jobs and the pay decreases or the receiving parent desires an increase in support due to various reasons. Once three years have passed since the signing of the last order, a party seeking a change need only show that the support obligation is not within the Texas guidelines. Prior to the passage of three years, that party must also show that there has been a change in circumstances that warrants an increase or decrease in support.








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Houston Attorney, Nick Abaza specializes in Probate including Wills, Estate Administration, Probate Litigation and Estate Litigation. Mr. Abaza is licensed to practice in Texas and is happy to handle your Probate and Estate needs. Contact him today at 1-888-401-1806 for a free consultation.

Besides administrations I do litigation in following areas:

Will Challenge
Trust Litigation
Inheritance Fight
Breech of Fiduciary Duty Litigation
Abuse of Power of Attorney Litigation
Executor Challenges
Administration Challenges
Search for lost assets
Distributing Assets from a Administration or Will


Probate is the legal process of settling the estate of a deceased person, specifically resolving all claims and distributing the decedent's property.



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