During a divorce, one spouse usually moves out of the family home just before or just after filing the petition for divorce. But, should the kids move as well? The decision to relocate could have a serious impact on your case.
School is wrapping up and summer is just around the corner. Many divorced and blended families are now looking at their summer plans and scratching their heads trying to figure out who has which kid when. Texas summer possession orders can be confusing because they build in some flexibility through notice requirements and discretionary possession periods. The summer possession periods are generally referred to as "extended summer possession" in the order.
Tips on Paying Child Support in Texas: Part 3
Parts one and two of this three-part series provided a basic overview on calculating child support in Texas based on the statutory guidelines and on departing from those guidelines based on the unique situation of the parties. Once the amount of child support is determined, the family law court generally orders child support payments to take place at a certain place and time. It is up to the "obligor" (the noncustodial parent/person paying child support) to comply with the order by making the payments as ordered by the court.
Part one of this three-part series on child support gave a basic understanding of child support calculations in Texas based on the statutory guidelines. However, the court may order child support payments in an amount that differs from the recommended guidelines amount if there are circumstances that justify a variance or demonstrate that a higher or lower amount is in the best interest of the child.
Calculate Child Support using the Statutory Guidelines
Accurately calculating child support can be a prickly issue in divorce cases. Usually, the obligor (the person paying child support) wants to pay the least amount possible while the obligee wants as much as possible. Calculating child support payments can become rather complicated, especially in this era of blended families. Our Fort Worth Family Law Attorneys are experienced in calculating child support and getting the best results in your Tarrant County family law matters.