2013 Texas Child Support Modification

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2013 Texas Child Support Modification

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Texas Child Support is set using the paying parent’s income (obligor), the number of children and some other factors listed in the child support statutes including the cost of health care for the children.

Texas child support is set using one of two charts to determine which percentage of the monthly net income of the obligor based on if the paying parent is supporting other children outside of this particular lawsuit or not.  Once the percentage is determined, the monthly net income is determined.  This is also set by statute and was just updated on September 1, 2013.  The updated amount will be in effect for 6 years.

 

Children before the Court Percentage of Net Monthly Income
1

20%

2

25%

3

30%

4

35%

5

40%

 

 

 

©O’Connell Law Firm 2013

 

AdditionalChildren to Support

1 Child Before the Court

2 Children Before the Court

3 Children Before the Court

4 Children Before the Court

5 Children Before the Court

1

17.50

22.50

27.38

32.20

37.33

2

16.00

       20.63

25.20

30.33

35.43

3

14.75

19.00

       24.00

29.00

34.00

4

13.60

18.33

23.14

28.00

32.89

5

13.33

17.86

22.50

27.22

32.00

©O’Connell Law Firm 2013

 

Effective September 1, 2013 the Texas Legislature and the Office of the Attorney General increased the limit to the maximum amount of monthly net income to be considered in determining the child support from $7,500.00 to $8,550.00.  So, if the parent paying child support has a monthly gross income of $15,000, the Court will cap the monthly net at $8,550.00 to determine child support.

Updated May, 2014: One more thing to remember, that stays the same is that if the parent paying child support is paying the cost of health insurance, that amount is subtracted when calculating child support.

 

Jill O’Connell

 

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