Travis County Child Support Lawyer
Many people think that child support is negotiable. That is seldom the case. Most child support orders follow the Texas child support guidelines established by the state legislature. Under the Texas child support guidelines, the family court looks at your financial situation and applies a financial formula to determine how much support you will pay or receive.
If you are wondering how much child support you will be asked to pay, talk with Texas family law attorney Carolyn Hopper Young . She can explain the Texas child support guidelines and can review your financial situation. There are a few situations in which a family court judge might deviate from the guidelines; she can advise whether that is likely to happen in your case.
The law office of Carolyn Hopper Young serves clients in communities across Travis County, Williamson County, and Hays County to help them obtain child support, modify existing child support orders and enforce orders. Contact the firm to schedule a consultation.
Child Support Modification
Financial situations change, especially in today’s economy. If you have had a significant drop in income (10 percent or more), you can ask the family court for a reduction in your child support payment.
DO NOT simply stop paying your child support. This will trigger legal action against you, and the state’s Attorney General can take your drivers’ license or put you in jail. Ms. Young can help you modify your child support order properly so you don’t experience legal problems.
Child Support Enforcement
Every child deserves the love and financial support of both parents. If you have a child support order and the other parent is not paying support, Ms. Young can help you take your case back to court. Realistically, in Texas getting action in child support enforcement means you’re in for a fight, but attorney Young is a fighter who will do whatever is needed to help you and your child get the child support you are owed.
Contact the firm to learn more about child support, support modification and child support enforcement actions.