CHILD SUPPORT ASSISTANCE FOR DALLAS PARENTS IN DIVERSE SITUATIONS

On behalf of The Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty, PC posted in Child Support on Wednesday, August 5, 2015.

Maybe you have a child to care for, but the other parent isn’t helping. You are at a loss as to what to do. Or maybe you yourself are a non-custodial parent in Dallas unable to meet your child support obligations due to a job loss, a medical condition, or other legitimate reasons; you fear the legal consequences of being found in contempt of court. As we at the Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty have come to see on a daily basis, child support is rarely a cookie-cutter issue.

It’s true, on the one hand, that Texas law does provide a child support formula for determining child support levels. These take into account the custodial parent’s financial situation as well as the costs of health care, day care and other expenses. A court order for child support is a binding legal obligation, and if your child’s non-custodial parent is not meeting this obligation, a Dallas child support enforcement attorney from our firm can help you understand your options, including filing charges for contempt of court.

If you are a non-custodial parent running the risk of falling behind on child support, you also have legal options to address the issue of your delinquent payments. Perhaps you have experienced a sudden, unexpected change in your income level, due to a job loss or otherwise. Health problems can also pose real challenges to continuing to make monthly child support payments. A legal professional can discuss the possibility of a child support modification in these situations; it’s also possible to request a modification if the custodial parent remarries.

The bottom line is that both custodial parents and non-custodial parents have legal rights and options with regard to child support. Further, as we discussed last week, factors like a parent’s age may also come into play. Professionals from the Law Offices of Mary Ann Beaty understand the importance of child support and can assist with a diverse range of issues that Dallas parents may face.

2017-09-05T10:40:36+00:00 August 5th, 2015|Child Support|