Child Support

Child support is ordered in almost every case involving the establishment of conservatorship rights and delineation of possession schedules between two parents.  Under the Texas Family Code, the obligor (the individual responsible for paying child support) is required to pay a percentage of his or her net monthly resources based upon guideline standards adopted by…

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As if divorce weren’t tough enough, throw in long-distance parenting and you’ve got a tricky proposition.  In today’s fast-paced existence, the reality is that both parents aren’t always able to live within the bounds of standard language in your typical Texas custody agreement, whether the reason is financial (job) or personal (you name it). Let’s…

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Coaching is a process which strives to take a situation which is not working as well as it could and make it better.  It looks to the client to take responsibility for the outcome of the process and offers guides to help along the path.  This is not the normal view of the attorney client…

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New Child Support Guidelines, 2019 - What You Need To Know

Child support can be one of the most miscalculated topics (figuratively, literally) within the family law/divorce experience. Not how to arrive at an individual’s recompense, depending on the particulars of a couple’s situation, but on what details actually factor into the equation. With that in mind, this blog endeavors not only to make you aware…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. Recently, some clients have asked me about an oft-misunderstood element of the Texas Family Code. They believe that once a child turns 12 years old, he or she can select which parent to live with, and that’s not quite the case. When a…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. There are specific guidelines in Texas for modifying child support. According to the Texas Family Code, a child support order can be modified if: It has been three or more years since the order was established or last modified and the monthly amount…

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This article was written by Hance Law Group associate attorney Jonathan James. Your view on child support is most certainly defined by what side of the equation you’re on. If you pay child support to an ex-spouse, you can be concerned or even alarmed with how much you’re paying, and if you’re receiving child support,…

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