CHANGES TO TEXAS CHILD SUPPORT GUIDELINES AND WHAT IT MAY MEAN FOR YOU?
Beginning September 1, 2013, in Texas there will be an increase to the cap for calculating child support. The current cap for monthly net resources is $7500.00. It will be increased to $8,550.00 pursuant to Section 154.125 of the Texas Family Code.
This is a significant change that has been needed in light of tough economic times, inflation and job instability. The change can potentially assist thousands of children whose needs are dependent on child support payments from non-custodial parents.
In order to benefit from the upcoming change, a custodial parent would need to file for a modification of child support, if there case is ripe for a modification. Your local Texas Attorney General’s Child Support Division office can review your case if you have an open case with them. Otherwise, you may consult a family law attorney to see if the change will affect the current child support amount you currently receive. A modification may not be warranted if the non-custodial parent’s net monthly income is not greater than the preexisting $7500.00 a month.
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