Child Support

Houston Child Support Lawyer

Child support goes hand in hand with child custody. In many cases, a parent who is granted custody (the custodial parent) receives regular payments from the non-custodial parent, to ensure that both parents are involved in providing for a child. If you have concerns about paying or receiving child support, call me, Attorney Enrique "Henry" Torres at Torres Law, PC. I have provided affordable services in family law cases for more than a decade. As your Houston child support attorney, I will ensure that your needs and goals are addressed as you seek a desirable outcome to your situation.

CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS

Child support is calculated according to income, and the non-custodial parent will make payments for each child in proportion to their earnings. These payments will generally continue until a child turns 18, or as long as they are incapable of providing for themselves.

As straightforward as child support may seem, many problems can occur when payments are not properly distributed. The paying parent may provide an incorrect amount, delay in payment, or refuse to pay altogether. To account for this, Texas law contains certain provisions to ensure that a parent stays on top of their child support responsibilities.

Punishment for failing to make support payments include the following:

  • Wage garnishment
  • Suspension or loss of licenses
  • Fines and/or prison sentencing for contempt of court orders
  • Passport suspension
  • Seizure of tax refunds

Child support is considered an important part of parental responsibility, even for non-custodial parents. I can work with you to ensure that your payments are reasonable for your circumstances, or take action when you need to modify or collect support. Contact my firm to work with a Houston child support lawyer who holds your best interests in mind. I can provide the client-oriented service you deserve.

Contact Torres Law, PC today to schedule a free consultation of your case!