Dallas Child Support Attorneys
Experienced Texas Child Support Law Firm
Child support is a type of payment that is a made by one parent to another parent to provide for things their child needs on a day-to-day basis, which may include but is not limited to: food, clothing, shelter, school expenses, insurance and medical expenses. These payments ensure that the child receives everything he/she needs to live a healthy life and that his/her physical, mental and emotional needs are met.
In Texas, one or both parents may be asked to pay child support until:
- the child reaches the legal age of 18 or graduates from high school
- the child is married, which in cases where the child is disabled, would relieve the parent of care giving responsibilities and transfer those responsibilities onto the child’s spouse
- the child’s unfortunate death
Child support payments may be made in a lump sum, on a month-to-month basis, by an annuity purchase, or by the setting aside of material property for the child. These payment methods may also be combined when a court issues a child support order. Aside from collecting revenue from one or both of the parents, the court will order for one or both of the parents to pay for the child’s insurance and needed medical services, such as annual checkups.
Dallas Child Support Lawyers
If you are thinking about collecting child support, or if you are being asked to pay child support, now is the right time to discuss your legal options with a Dallas child support lawyer. A child support attorney can help you review any existing child support schedules, mediate through child support disputes and ensure that your rights are safeguarded. A Dallas attorney can also help in cases where couples may have reached a prior child support agreement and are now wishing to change the terms of that agreement.
When you have questions related to child support, contact a Dallas family law firm that empathizes and that can help!