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Albin Yates Balius Roach, Attorneys at Law

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I can honestly recommend Erin as THE lawyer to work with. I have worked with attorneys in several areas of law, from corporate to malpractice to family, and I can honestly say Erin is the smartest, the most organized, the most sympathetic and the most aggressive attorney I have ever met. She is extremely easy to talk with, is willing to answer the dumbest of questions with patience and yet is a bulldog in the courtroom. My husband’s custody battle was difficult with an ex that was unreasonable and used the court system to her advantage. Up until we hired Erin, we had spent thousands of dollars and years being taken to court for frivolous reasons with no end to the ridiculousness in sight. Erin was able to, within 18 months, end it. Rather than telling us “how it is”, she listened to what happened previously, the strategies that had been used against us, how the law worked for or against us and what strategy she would recommend. In the most difficult court room, in a court known to favor moms, Erin managed to not only encourage the court to see what was going on, she managed to persuade the court to grant all my husband’s request.

— S.P., Tarrant County

Child Support

Obtaining a Fair Child Support Result

Divorce only ends marriage. It does not end either parent’s legal obligation to provide financial support for the care and upbringing of their children.

At Albin Roach, a family law law firm with offices in Plano and Frisco, we offer experienced legal representation for divorce, child support matters and for all related issues, including post-divorce modifications and enforcement actions.

How Much Can You Expect to Pay or Receive?

Texas’ child support statute includes presumptive guidelines for monthly support for children in one household. Essentially, the formula is based on the non-custodial parent’s net monthly income (currently capped at $7500) and the number of children to be supported. The actual statutory guidelines are as follows:

Number of Children Guideline Amount
One 20 percent of net monthly resources
Two 25 percent of net monthly resources
Three 30 percent of net monthly resources
Four 35 percent of net monthly resources
Five 40 percent of net monthly resources
Six or More Not less than 40 percent of net monthly resources

Keep in mind, these are guidelines. Courts do have the discretion to deviate from these guidelines based upon the facts and circumstances in each case. For instance, if the child custody agreement has provided for equal, or nearly equal parenting time, a judge may order a reduced support amount or even no monthly child support. Other factors that judges may take into account include the ages and particular needs of the children involved and existing child support obligations for children from previous marriages.

Attorney and Contact Information

Our Plano family law law firm handles child support matters for clients in Collin County, Denton County, Dallas County, and throughout North Texas. Make arrangements to meet with one of our lawyers by calling us directly or by contacting the firm online.