During a divorce, concerns about supporting the child come up, which leads to many disagreements. Child custody and child support typically go hand in hand, and in Texas, custody most often determines which parent is responsible for child support payments. In most situations, the noncustodial parent is the one who pays child support; however, there may be some cases where both parents pay for child support. Complex cases regarding child custody and child support are best handled with a child support attorney by your side.
Enforcing Child Support Payments
One of the more common issues to arise regarding child support is when the noncustodial parent fails to meet their obligations and stops making payments. Several factors could lead to non-payment, including loss of employment or other financial emergencies. If child support has stopped, the other parent can be fined by the courts and risk increasing the monthly child support payment. Additionally, the courts can force the other parent to pay a lump-sum amount for missed child support or establish a strict repayment schedule to help them get caught up. A child support attorney can help enforce payments, filing all necessary paperwork with the courts regardless of the reason. In addition, the lawyer can help negotiate new child support payment amounts and payment schedules if needed.
How an Attorney Can Help with Child Support
An attorney can help file for child support payments during the time when custody is determined. Additionally, an attorney can help calculate estimated child support payments and, if needed, will file all necessary paperwork with the courts if the noncustodial parent stops making child support payments. Finally, when required to appear in court, the lawyer will appear by your side, helping with any child support or custody-related issues. The attorneys at Querishi & Salejee PLLC are dedicated to helping you with your case. We take the time to explain what to expect, the process, and how to ensure child support payments are received.