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In Texas, how Is Child Support Calculated if I Have One Child in One Case and Two Other Prior Children with Another Woman?

Boyd Family Law May 31, 2023

In Texas, child support is calculated based on a percentage of the noncustodial parent's net monthly income. The percentage varies depending on the number of children that are subject to the child support order. The Texas Family Code sets forth guidelines for calculating child support, which take into account the number of children and the net monthly income of the noncustodial parent.

In your situation, where you have one child subject to a child support order and two other children with another woman, the court will take into account your obligations to support your other children when calculating your child support obligation for the child subject to the order. The court will first determine your net monthly income and then apply the appropriate percentage to that income based on the number of children subject to the order. The percentage will be lower than if you only had one child, but the amount you pay in child support will still be based on your income.

It is important to note that child support orders can be modified if there has been a significant change in circumstances, such as a change in income or a change in the needs of the child. Therefore, if your financial situation changes, you may be able to seek a modification of your child support order to reflect your new circumstances. I can help you understand the legal process, gather evidence, and present your case effectively in court.