Many divorcing or divorced couples are able to put their differences aside in order to negotiate custody and child support agreements that are in the best interests of their children. The state encourages this type of co-action, and offers these parents an alternative to having a judge decide child support, called the Child Support Review […]

There is a misconception about what child support covers in Texas. Many people believe the payments only cover the very basic necessities of a child’s care, like food and shelter. Child support does cover these expenses, but it covers many more costs related to the child’s care as well. Shelter expenses may include rental costs, […]

In terms of child support, unmarried parents can be required to either pay or receive it. Your responsibility as parents remains regardless of your marital situation with one another. Unmarried same-sex spouses have different rules, such as that they must petition for custody of a child. The Unmarried Father Responsibilities  If you are named in […]

Texas child support laws require that a parent with whom the child does not primarily reside pay child support to the other parent (primary managing conservator, though commonly referred to as the custodial parent). The other parent, typically a non-primary managing conservator (commonly referred to as the non-custodial parent), will make these payments on a […]

Child support for same-sex couples in Dallas is applicable only when a parent is related biologically to the child or has adopted the child because Texas does not recognize same-sex unions. Are you part of a same-sex couple in Dallas that is separating? Are you wondering, “How does child support work for same-sex couples?” These […]