In cases of divorce where children are involved, the parent who is granted custody will be responsible for the care of the child. However, the child still deserves the support of both parents. Child support is a monthly payment made by one parent to the custodial parent to be used for the child's care and education.
The amount varies depending on the parents' incomes and the child's needs, and it can be negotiated between the two parents or ordered by a judge. These payments will continue until the child either reaches 18 years of age or graduates from high school; is emancipated through marriage or by court order; until the child's death; or if the child is disabled for an indefinite period. If you have a concern involving child support, call the Burleson child support attorneys at Coontz Cochran for a free consultation about what to do next.
If you have won child support or are looking to win child support from your ex-spouse, you'll surely be wondering any number of things.
There are, however, some questions and concerns that come up more often than most, such as:
In order to ensure that your child's best interests are met in a family law case, hire a skilled divorce lawyer as soon as possible. Coontz Cochran can provide an attorney with the experience needed to handle your case. With our help, you could prove to the court exactly how much support you will need to care for your child.
Your initial case evaluation is free. Call (888) 858-0536 to discuss your situation with a Burleson child support attorney from our team.
Prior to joining Coontz Cochran, Jeff Cochran was an associate in the Arlington, Texas office of Hill Gilstrap. He then joined the Firm in 1999. He handles our Family Law litigation practice almost exclusively.