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Child Support
Child Support is essential for the care and well-being of a minor child. When parents divorce or separate, or have never married, and there are minor children involved, the state of Texas requires establishment of sufficient monetary support for those children. A Harris Cook, LLP, Child Support Attorney can help you make decisions about support and other Family Law issues that arise when there are problems within your family that affect minor children.
Harris Cook, LLP, Child Support Attorney

Texas regulations for child support and custody issues are very complex and detailed, under Family Code Title 5, Subtitle A, Chapter 154 – Court Ordered Child Support. When you work with our Harris Cook, LLP, Child Support Attorney, you have someone on your side who will work tirelessly for you, and act on behalf of the best interests of your minor child. We know how to investigate personal matters to determine the proper amount of support required to be paid to help provide care for your child, their needs, education and any other special expenses. We are experienced in putting together the necessary evidence for you to be successful in court and will argue strongly on your behalf for reasonable child support levels.

Texas Child Support

Texas child support is ordered by the courts on behalf of minor (under age 18) children, to provide adequate funding for their care and needs. This includes shelter, food, clothing, educational expenses and more items that children must have until they are adults. Support can also be ordered for children over age 18 who are disabled if the disability occurs before the child reaches the age of 18.

Child support in Texas is calculated by several elements, including the physical, mental and emotional needs of the child, as well as the ability of parents to provide adequate support and care. When a parent is named as the Conservator with the right to receive and give receipt for support of the child, they are expected to provide a safe environment and maintain contact with the other parent and family members. This is all in the best interests of minor children; exceptions can be made by the Court when domestic violence or other harm is an issue.

Texas Family Law Attorney

Our Harris Cook, LLP, Texas Family Law Attorney is familiar with the Office of the Attorney General and their Child Support Division. The Child Support Division works on every case to help locate parents, establish paternity, set and enforce support orders, review payment levels and make collections and distributions of those payments. We can help you navigate through this complex process to obtain your goals and best results for your children.

Harris Cook, LLP – Arlington, Mansfield & Flower Mound, TX

To discuss your Child Support issues in confidence, contact Harris Cook, LLP, offices in Arlington, TX, Mansfield or Flower Mound. Call us now, at 817-789-6842.

*David L. Cook is Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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