In the state of Texas, divorcing couples who have children must address the issue of child support. If they can work out an agreement that is fair and equitable that is easier on everyone, but doing so may not be possible. One of the best ways to make sure the divorce and the resulting child support are handled properly is to retain the services of an Arlington, TX divorce attorney like Schenk Law. By hiring Leigh Ann Schenk to represent your interests, you can ensure that your children are properly cared for and the right amount of child support is established through the court.
There are guidelines based on income that dictate how much child support has to be paid by the spouse who does not have primary physical custody of the children. However, it is possible for the non-custodial parent to pay more or less than they would expect to, based on the circumstances of the divorce and the true nature of both parties’ income and assets. To have an equitable arrangement that is fair and just to the children and the spouses, Schenk Law can help you work within the child support guidelines to create an agreement the judge can sign.
If the parents cannot agree on the child support amount or other factors surrounding payment of it, the judge will rule on the issue. The judge’s decision may not be something either party likes or would agree to, so it is often better if the child’s parents can agree as to what they are comfortable with in the way of child support. With Schenk Law on your side, the creation of a fair and equitable child support agreement can be easier and less time consuming, making it less stressful for both spouses.