TEXAS LAW–CHILD SUPPORT CAP TO RISE

Quoted from myFoxdfw.com:

DALLAS –There are new guidelines for calculating maximum child support payments.

Beginning Sept. 1 the new guideline for one child is 20 percent of $8,550, which is $1,710. That’s an increase of $210 a month.
The changes are tied to inflation. They could help thousands of parents receiving child support.
“That would put groceries on the table. It would pay for health insurance. It would pay their school supplies, clothing for the children. Right now, I can barely make the bills,” said April, a mother of four who is going through a divorce.
The increase is not automatic. The receiving parent will have to file a motion.The new guidelines will stay in place until 2019.

Watch news clip here: Change allows for higher child support payments – Dallas News | myFOXdfw.com

The above is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice nor does it create an attorney-client relationship between the writer and reader. It is prudent to speak with an attorney before making any major legal decision.

Mac Pierre-Louis, an attorney at The Law Office of Pierre-Louis & Carr, PLLC based in Houston, TX, writes about child support law issues. He is bar licensed only in the states of Texas and Florida. 

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