Child Support Attorney in Austin

Legal Solutions for Your Unique Situation

Like many states, Texas has specific laws and guidelines governing child support awards. As an accomplished child support attorney, I understands that these laws can be confusing and that every situation is unique. The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies works closely with clients to secure child support awards that are fair and that meet the needs of the child.

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Child Support Attorney in Austin

Child support is an essential aspect of ensuring the well-being and proper upbringing of your child. It is a legal obligation that both parents have to provide financial support for their child's needs, including education, healthcare, and daily expenses. The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies understands the significance of child support and I am committed to helping you navigate the complexities of this process.

Our experienced child support attorney in Austin can assist you in:

  • Calculating child support obligations: I will help you understand how Texas determines child support based on factors such as income, number of children, and custody arrangements—and will ensure that the calculations are accurate and fair.
  • Challenging child support guidelines: In certain circumstances, you may have valid reasons to challenge the child support guidelines. Whether it is a change in financial circumstances or the specific needs of your child, I will advocate for your rights and work towards a resolution that best suits your situation.
  • Providing legal solutions tailored to your unique situation: Every family is different, and I recognize that—taking the time to understand your specific circumstances and provide personalized legal solutions that address your concerns and protect your child's best interests.

When you choose The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies, you can expect:

  • Compassionate and dedicated representation: I genuinely care about my clients and their families. I will guide you through the legal process with empathy, understanding, and a commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for you and your child.
  • Extensive knowledge of family law: With years of experience in family law, I have a deep understanding of the complexities involved in child support cases. I stay updated on the latest laws and regulations to provide you with accurate and reliable legal advice.
  • Effective negotiation and litigation skills: I am a skilled negotiator and litigator who will work tirelessly to protect your rights and interests. Whether through negotiation or courtroom advocacy, I always strive to achieve a favorable resolution for you.

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Frequently Asked Child Support Questions in Austin

What income is considered for Texas child support?

When calculating child support payments, Texas considers all income from:

  • Employment
  • Severance pay
  • Unemployment benefits
  • Retirement
  • Social security
  • Workers’ compensation awards

The court may also assign an income value to assets or impute income to a parent who is purposely unemployed or underemployed in order to determine the amount of the child support award. Support paid for other children, taxes, and the cost of covering the child’s health and dental insurance premiums are then deducted to determine the parent’s net income, or “statutory net resources.” Child support awards are a percentage of the paying party’s statutory net resources, , based on the number of children.

Can I modify the child support amount in Austin?

The child support guidelines in Texas are based on average family situations. However, the amount set by the guidelines is not appropriate in every situation. There are a variety of circumstances that may require a party to request the court to either increase or decrease a child support award. At The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies, our child support lawyer in Austin can help you request this type of modification.

When adjusting support payments, the court may consider:

  • The child’s age and needs
  • Each parent’s ability to support the child
  • Time spent with each parent
  • Child care expenses
  • Alimony payments
  • Cash flow from assets, property, or other financial resources
  • Extraordinary expenses for medical care or education
  • Post-secondary education expenses

If one parent thinks the amount of child support awarded should be increased or decreased, he or she may ask the court for an adjustment. The court will review the case and consider all relevant factors. We can help you gather the information needed to bolster your case and show why the change is needed.

Is retroactive child support modification possible in Texas?

Yes. Depending on certain circumstances such as changes in financial status or new information coming to light that was not known at the time of original court order, it is possible to modify orders retroactively concerning past due payments owed by either party.

How does out-of-state residency affect child support in Texas?

If one parent lives out-of-state they will need to abide by both state's laws when it comes to modifying existing orders or making new ones. Our law firm can help you understand how this could affect your situation going forward.

Why Hire The Law Firm of T. Wade Jefferies?

  • Empathetic Approach
    We have been exactly where you are and because of that, I can offer empathy and help in a way that is unique and solution-oriented.
  • Accounting Background
    When it comes to high stakes litigation, having counsel with an accounting background, skilled and experienced in litigation, and who understands how businesses operate and should be valued, is a significant asset.
  • Personalized Representation
    We value treating every client like family. Personal trust and relatability are the hallmarks of any good attorney-client relationship.