Issue: Client earned $86,000.00 last year, which was a big increase from prior years. Attorney General tried to increase support from former level to guideline amount, which would have doubled the support.
Result: I argued the “additional factors” in the Family Code and no increase was ordered.Issue: Client received several hundred thousand dollars in a settlement involving another matter.
Result: Got child support cut in half for client.Issue: Client had gotten himself in trouble with the local, rural judge after two years of being behind with his child support and being disrespectful. He had three prior attorneys. Jailed once before, he was about to go to jail again if he didn’t pay “all his paycheck except he could keep $100 for himself.”
Result: I saved him from going to jail and obtained a fixed arrearage payment he could handle instead of paying his entire paycheck.childsupportIssue: Client earned $86,000.00 last year, which was a big increase from prior years. Attorney General tried to increase support from former level to guideline amount, which would have doubled the support.
Result: Jon argued the “additional factors” in the Family Code and no increase was ordered.Issue and Result: I defended a Dad against a child support increase. Mom had gotten Temporary Orders making Dad pay the full $1,800 per month maximum child support; however, after I took over the case and set if for trial, we got the support reduced to $1000 per month even though, on paper, Dad arguably owed the full amount.

Issue: Client had gotten himself in trouble with the local, rural judge after two years of being behind with his child support and being disrespectful. He had three prior attorneys. Jailed once before, he was about to go to jail again if he didn’t pay “all his paycheck except he could keep $100 for himself.”
Result: Jon saved client from going to jail and obtained a fixed arrearage payment he could handle instead of paying his entire paycheck.

Issue: Child support cases in Smith county (Tyler) before a judge who is very hard on men who owe child support. Jon was asked to go to Tyler by these clients when they had a difficult time finding attorneys to represent them in this particular court.
Result: Jon successfully defended several child support enforcement cases in Smith County before said judge. Successes included: getting clients out of jail, keeping them from going to jail, favorably amending their probation terms, etc.

Issue: I defended a Dad against a child support increase. Mom had gotten Temporary Orders making Dad pay the full $1,800 per month maximum child support; however, after I took over the case and set if for trial.
Result: We got the support reduced to $1000 per month even though, on paper, Dad arguably owed the full amount.