When Child Support Under the Guidelines is Not Enough

  In addition to the general child support guidelines, the Texas Family Code also lists additional factors that may be considered by a judge in awarding child support outside the guidelines (either more or less support than would be ordered by applying strict guidelines). For instance, the party who has…

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Child Support Outside the Guidelines

The Texas Family Code states specific guidelines for determining child support to be paid.  These basic guidelines are as follows: 20% of the obligor’s (payor’s) net resources for one child 25% for 2 children, 30% for 3 children, 35% for 4 children, 40% for 5 children, Not less than 40%…

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