Children Deserve Emotional, Physical and Financial Support
While it is important to physically support your child, they need you in other ways as well. Goldsberry, Portz & Lutterbie, PLLC, has worked with thousands of families throughout Texas who need assistance. Making sure your children are financially secure is crucial. However, it isn’t always easy to reach a solution. Our attorneys understand the law and can explain potential options based on your needs. You can expect clear communication and answers to all of your questions.
Understanding How Child Support Is Determined
Our team of lawyers knows how complicated these cases can be. Our founding attorney, Shari Goldsberry, is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This distinction makes her uniquely qualified to handle the most complex disputes. We aim to set clear expectations so that everyone is on the same page. Having an attorney who knows how the system works is the best way to eliminate any potential errors.
Complex Calculations for Child Support
When it comes to child support, there are a number of factors that a court will use to determine what is fair. In general, it is based on the noncustodial parent’s income and a statutory formula. This includes your wages, salary, commissions, tips and bonuses. A judge will then subtract what you owe in taxes and health insurance.
They also take into consideration the number of children you have to support. Some noncustodial parents are expected to pay for the child’s health insurance, which is another factor that a judge will consider. We have substantial experience working with these complex calculations and we can help you obtain what is best for your children.
Once the appropriate number is determined, a court can decide how long you are required to pay. It could be short-term or it could be until the child turns 18. It is also possible to challenge their order if you do not think it is fair. No matter what you are going through, our attorneys can help you work towards the best solution.
Call Today to Learn More
We understand how stressful managing finances can be. From fathers who want to help to those who are recently divorced and finding a new normal, we are here for you. Call our office in Texas City today at 281-485-3500 to schedule a consultation. You can also fill out our contact form. We serve clients in Brazoria, Galveston and Fort Bend counties and throughout the Houston area.