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Child Support Laws Austin TX

Child support laws are state rules governing the collection and distribution of money for child-related expenses paid from a non-custodial parent to the custodial parent in Austin. Although state courts have jurisdiction over child support decisions, federal child support guidelines encourage various policies as well.

Dana Michael Collins
(214) 418-3018
1800 W. 6th St.
Austin, TX
Specialties
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Contracts, Employment, Estate Planning, Wills, Uncontested Divorce, Guardianship
Education
University of Notre Dame,University of Texas School of Law
State Licensing
Texas

John Timothy Whitten
812 SAN ANTONIO ST STE 105
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Adoption, Lawsuits & Disputes, Child Support, Child Custody, Divorce
Education
Baylor University School of Law,Texas A&M University, College Station
State Licensing
Texas

Cecilia M. Wood
(512) 708-8783
702 RIO GRANDE ST
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Adoption
Education
Baylor University,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Glen Colin Gonnet
1300 GUADALUPE ST STE 111
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Family, Lawsuits & Disputes, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support
Education
Texas Wesleyan University
State Licensing
Texas

Robert Shane Mcfarland
919 CONGRESS AVE STE 450
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Family, Domestic Violence
Education
Rice University,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Judith Ann Leecraft
(512) 320-8200
812 SAN ANTONIO ST STE 403
AUSTIN, TX
 
Daryl Gail Weinman
(512) 472-4040
316 W 12TH ST STE 602
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support
Education
New York Law School
State Licensing
New York, Texas

Neil Todd Beyer
702 RIO GRANDE ST
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Alimony
Education
University of Texas School of Law,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

James L. Arth
700 LAVACA ST STE 1150
AUSTIN, TX
Specialties
Family, Divorce, Child Custody, Child Support, Wills
Education
Texas Tech University,University of Texas System, Austin
State Licensing
Texas

Kristin L. Lemke
(512) 478-0006
700 Lavaca Ste 405
Austin, TX
Specialties
Business, Litigation, Child Support
Education
Baylor University
State Licensing
Texas

Child Support Laws

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Child support laws are the state rules that govern the collection and distribution of money for child-related expenses paid from a non-custodial parent (the parent who doesn't have custody of the child) to the custodial parent. Although state courts have jurisdiction over child support decisions, federal child support guidelines encourage states to have policies in place regarding many issues, such as establishing paternity, ordering support, and collecting support. These laws may vary from state to state.

Facts about child support law

The custodial parent is entitled to child support by law, whether it's needed or not. Child support lasts until a child is considered an adult (usually age 18, but this varies by state).

Child support orders are court orders and will be enforced. The Child
Support Enforcement Program (CSE)- a federal, state, and local partnership-provides government assistance in obtaining child support. CSE services include locating non-custodial parents, establishing paternity, and securing and collecting child support.

Child support may not be terminated until the child reaches the age where support is no longer legally required.

Federal child support laws

Federal laws require states to establish laws in the following areas:

Child support award amounts. States decide on a formula or schedule to determine the amount of support to be paid and how this amount can be revised.

Income withholding (also called wage assignment). States establish regulations regarding how child support amounts may be withheld from a non-custodial parent's paycheck.

Enforcement. States decide how a state child support enforcement agency may collect overdue support. Measures may include reducing state income tax refund amounts, withholding income, filing liens against property, suspending a driver's or professional license, or seizing bank accounts of a non-custodial parent.

Paternity. States decide how and when genetic testing is required, what to do when voluntary paternity is established, and how paternity may be contested.

Review and adjustment of support orders. States determine how, when, and for what reasons support amounts may be adjusted.

Health care. States create rules that determine how health-care coverage for the child is provided.

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