One of the most difficult aspects of settling divorce is coming to an agreement regarding child support payments. Child support can have a direct impact on a child's health and wellbeing, so it is imperative that a decision in the best interest of the child is reached. However, child support payments should not cripple the paying parent to the point that he or she cannot afford the basic costs of living. A knowledgeable lawyer such as Darcele Holley can help you arrive at a fair arrangement that benefits your children.
Determining Child Support in Texas
In Texas, as in other states, several factors are taken into account when determining child support. These include the income of each parent, health insurance expenses, and whether either parent has children from other relationships.
In many cases, parents are able to arrive at working arrangements through mediation or collaboration. Often, however, support disagreements must be resolved through litigation. No matter which approach you choose, you can count on Darcele Holley for high-quality legal support.
Child Support Modifications
Sometimes, despite the best efforts of the parent required to pay child support, it is simply impossible to keep up with payments while also covering other necessary costs of living. This is especially true for those who have suffered job loss or extensive medical bills. In such situations, it may be possible to achieve a modification of the original child support agreement. Additionally, child support modifications may be available if the income of the custodial parent changes significantly.
The Holley Law Firm, P.C.: Trusted Counsel For Divorcing and Separating Couples
All aspects of divorce are difficult, but it can be particularly challenging to arrive at an agreement regarding child support. Whether you require a modification or assistance with initial child support arrangements, you can count on The Holley Law Firm, P.C. for compassionate and effective legal service. Reach out today to learn more about the services offered at this trusted Houston law firm — and to discover how Darcele Holley can guide you through the most complicated aspects of the divorce process.