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Texas Child Support Guidelines

Texas Child Support Guidelines

Child support calculations are one of those areas that people end up very confused about, leading to a wide variety of various calculators and tools for the purpose of determining what the guideline amount of child support should be set by the court. For the vast majority of cases, child support is calculated strictly according to this formula, and effectively is just a math equation to determine the amount owed each month. However, there are some rare occasions where the guideline amount of child support is not an appropriate amount, and in those situations the court does some some authority to deviate from traditional child support guidelines. It is important to be aware of all the different factors the court uses in determining the amount of child support owed as the “obligor.”  Although the amount of child support based on the statutory percentage applied to an obligor’s monthly net resources is a presumption, the court has discretion to vary from the Texas statutory  guidelines, upwards or downwards, based on relevant factors. These factors are known as “the best interest of the child factors” and the court’s discretion in deviation from the statutory guidelines is broad and considers the totality of […]