The purpose behind child support is to make certain that the education, support and care costs for a child are covered. The process for determining how much should be paid needs to be fair, however, and the ability of both parents to cover the costs for the child needs to be taken into account.
There are a number of attorney general guidelines used in determining how much child support should be paid when taking into account a number of considerations. Under the guidelines, a judge will consider:
- The numbers and ages of the children
- Income of each parent
- Education costs
- Day care expenses
- Standard of living prior to the divorce
- Health and medical care needs
While these guidelines can be helpful, every situation is different and the needs can vary. Sometimes changed circumstances can prevent parents from raising their children in the manner that they wish and child support orders will need modification.
B. Diane Heindel understands Texas law and these attorney guidelines in particular. Her knowledge and skill allow her to provide the kind of legal representation that you will need to make certain any child support determination is appropriate.
Experienced Child Support Lawyer
Close to half of B. Diane Heindel‘s law practice is devoted to family law issues. In almost every divorce matter where children are involved, determinations will need to be made pertaining to child support. As the number of child support payment cases in Texas has greatly risen since 2008, Diane has been provided the opportunity to represent clients involved in child support disputes at every stage.
Diane has represented mothers and fathers during the child support negotiation stage. She has represented parents when orders setting the amount of child support need to be changed. Diane has also assisted parents when it comes to child support enforcement. She has represented both custodial and noncustodial parents in these matters.
At the Law Office of B. Diane Heindel, P.C., in Tyler, we are not here to judge your circumstances. Instead, our offices are here to provide you with your legal options and make certain that you are treated fairly in court.