A common question that comes up in a divorce is how much child support will I or my spouse have to pay? We thought we would cover the basics in this post.
Child support is determined based on many factors, including the special needs of the child and the circumstances of their usual lifestyle. However, most often child support is determined based upon a formula promulgated by the Texas legislature. It calculates your net resources for each month (after deducting taxes, union dues and health insurance premiums for the children) and then multiplies that number by 20% for the first child and an additional 5% for each child thereafter. (For example, if you have three children you will pay 30% of your net monthly resources.)
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