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Child Support Attorney in Collin County
The Texas Child Support Guidelines
Determining child support can be a major component of divorce proceedings. However, child support obligations also apply to parents who were never married. At Law Office of Lauren Cain, our child support attorney represents both married and unmarried parents. We strive to develop child support arrangements that fit the facts of the situation and work for the parents. We are known for the personal attention we give clients who are facing challenging times.
Both parents are responsible for supporting their children. Translating this basic assumption of family law into dollars and cents can be challenging. Texas has child support guidelines to reduce some of the guesswork in determining child support. However, it is important to be sure that all relevant income and offsets are included in the calculations.
Contact Attorney Lauren Cain and she will apply her in-depth knowledge of child support and the Texas guidelines to develop fair and correct child support amounts.
Understanding the Importance of Child Support
Child support is a critical aspect of ensuring the well-being and financial stability of children in divorce or separation cases. It is a legal obligation that both parents have to contribute to the financial needs of their children. At Law Office of Lauren Cain, we understand the significance of child support and are committed to helping our clients navigate through the complexities of this process.
Here are some key points to understand about child support:
- Financial stability for the child: Child support ensures that children have access to basic necessities, such as food, clothing, and shelter, as well as educational and healthcare expenses. It helps maintain their standard of living and minimizes the financial impact of divorce or separation.
- Legal obligation: Both parents have a legal duty to provide financial support for their children. Child support orders are legally binding and enforceable, and failure to comply can result in serious consequences.
- Calculation based on guidelines: In Texas, child support is determined based on the Texas Child Support Guidelines, which take into account factors such as the income of both parents, the number of children, and the custody arrangement. Our experienced child support attorneys can help you understand how these guidelines apply to your specific situation.
- Modification and enforcement: Child support orders can be modified if there are significant changes in circumstances, such as a change in income or custody arrangement. Additionally, if the non-custodial parent fails to pay child support, we can assist in enforcing the order and pursuing legal remedies.
At Law Office of Lauren Cain, we are dedicated to protecting the best interests of children and ensuring that they receive the financial support they deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our experienced child support attorneys.
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We also act for parents in child support enforcement matters. We represent clients who are delinquent with child support payments, helping them develop acceptable payment plans and working to mitigate the penalties, which can include jail time, fines, driver’s and professional license suspensions, and payment of attorney’s fees. We also represent clients seeking retroactive child support from the other parents.
Child support can be modified if there is a major change in circumstances. Our law firm advocates for clients seeking to change the child support amounts they pay or receive. We also represent parents who are opposing the modification of child support.
Resolving family problems can be frustrating. At Law Office of Lauren Cain, we will work diligently to obtain the best possible outcome for your case, be it in or out of the courtroom. Our attorney is creative yet practical when dealing with child support agreements. We strive to save our clients the expense of litigation by seeking agreeable solutions to child support matters.
To schedule an appointment with our lawyer, call our Collin County law firm at (214) 234-2622 or complete the intake form. We will get back to you right away.