Child support can be a financial lifeline for the parent and children receiving it. It is also an important expense for the parent paying it. In either event, it is important to work with a knowledgeable lawyer to establish your rights. My name is Dennis A. Fuller. Based in Dallas, my law firm assists parents and children with every aspect of child support. Whether you want to establish child support as part of your divorce, need to modify your arrangement or need to enforce the terms of your child support agreement, I am ready to take action on your behalf.

Establishing Child Support

Child support is based on statutory guidelines. If the paying parent’s income does not exceed $8,550, his or her child support payments will be based on a statutory formula. If this parent’s income exceeds $8,550.00, judges have discretion to deviate from these guidelines based on certain factors. Having represented parents in a broad range of custody matters, I can explain your options and work toward an equitable arrangement.

Modifying Child Support

In order to modify child support in Texas, you need to create a new divorce order. A verbal agreement between parents is not enforceable in court. In the time after a divorce, it may be necessary for one parent to change his or her child support obligations. In Texas, any parent who wants to modify child support must show there has been a material and substantial change. I can help you understand your options and determine whether a modification is possible.

Enforcing Child Support

When a parent fails to pay his or her child support obligations, it can have a devastating impact on your household finances. There are a number of remedies available to enforce payment of delinquent child support. My law firm is prepared to explore these options on your behalf and determine the best course of action.

Contact Dennis A. Fuller, Attorney At Law

Call my law firm at 972-852-8500 to schedule a consultation to discuss your specific child support needs.