Dallas Child Support Attorney – Paternity Attorney

Child support is one of the most contentious issues in family law. Do not do it alone.  Call 214-694-2057 to see how we can help you.

Under Texas Family Code, if the obligated spouse has monthly net resource of $8,550.00 or less, the court normally can compute child support amount by the following schedule:

1 child                            20% of Obligor’s Net Resources
2 children                     25% of Obligor’s Net Resources
3 children                     30% of Obligor’s Net Resources
4 children                     35% of Obligor’s Net Resources
5 children                     40% of Obligor’s Net Resources
6 or more children     Not less than 40%

The court, under certain circumstances, may deviate from the percentages listed above.

Non-payment of child support

Non-payment of child support could result to imprisonment. Therefore, if you or someone you know is failing behind on child support obligations, give our Dallas child support attorneys a call for options.

There are situations where our Dallas child support attorneys are able to request a reduction or increase of child support amounts.

We offer free initial consultation, so call 214-694-2057 and schedule your FREE CONSULTATION today.

Paternity

Dallas Paternity Attorney

In Texas, a man is presumed to be the legal father of a child born by his wife during their marriage or the child is born before the 301st day after the date the marriage is terminated by death, annulment, declaration of invalidity, or divorce.

Did you know? Unless paternity is established, a child born to an unwed mother does not have a legal father under Texas family law.

How can the paternity of a child be established?

In Texas, there are two primary ways to establish paternity for a child. Both parents can sign a legal document to establish the paternity of the child. This document is called an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP). The second way to establish paternity is through a court proceeding.

The decision to voluntarily acknowledge paternity should not be taken lightly because it is an important one for both you and your child.