Is there a child support law in Texas?


Quick Answer

Non-custodial parents in the state of Texas may be obligated to monthly, court-ordered payments. The amount of support is dependent on the income of the parent and number of children under 18 in the order, minus any deductions for medical support paid.

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In determining the legal obligation, the state takes a fixed percentage of the monthly net earnings of the parent, which increases with the number of dependents. Individuals paying court-ordered support who experience a change in their income can use the 'Monthly Child Support Calculator' provided by the Attorney General of Texas to determine if the amount of their obligation has changed.

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