Pearland Child Support Attorney
Securing Fair Support Settlements and Modifications—Call 281-410-5780
Child support is a sensitive but essential part of
divorces that involve children. It affects the well-being of the child. Determining
the amount of child support to be paid is basically a mathematical process
involving various factors. It is vital that the child support agreement
accurately reflects the needs of your children. Let us help you take action
to ensure that the best interests of your family are protected!
Attorney Dennis Slate's success has earned many recognitions, including:
- Earned a 10.0 Superb Rating by Avvo
Named among Top Lawyers by
Houstonia Magazine in 2013
Listed among the
Super Lawyers® Rising Stars™ in 2011
Custody Arrangements Play a Major Role in Child Support
Child support and
child custody go hand-in-hand. When both parents have equal joint custody and equally
share the cost of raising the child, it may not be necessary for either
parent to pay child support. On the other hand, if one parent has sole
custody and carries the major responsibility of the cost and care of the
child, the other parent may need to contribute a significant amount.
Judges make determinations on custody and support based on the best interests
of children. However, you cannot assume that a judge's assessment of your case
will accurately reflect your child's needs. With our Pearland divorce
lawyer advocating for your rights and carefully outlining the needs of
your child, you may work to ensure that you secure a favorable child support
At Dennis M. Slate, Attorney at Law, our divorce attorney in Pearland helps
clients fight for fair child support and helps them ensure that their
children may be adequately provided for after divorce.
In more than 13 years of legal practice, our team has consistently won
family law cases and secured positive resolutions for our clients. We are proud of our
ability to provide a high quality of legal service at a lower cost than
the large downtown law firms.
Contact our firm today and explore your legal options with us!
Calculating Child Support Payments
The calculations for child support are based on a net resource figure.
This number is calculated by deducting federal income tax withholding,
Social Security withholding, and medical insurance premium cost for the
children from gross income from all sources. The net resource number is
then multiplied by a percentage, which is based on the number of children involved.
Net resource multipliers include the following:
- 20% for 1 child
- 25% for 2 children
- 30% for 3 children
- 35% for 4 or more children
Divorces can be one of the most difficult times for parents and children.
However, we know that it is also one of the most vital times for a family,
especially for the children. Child support may be only one of the issues
you will face in the course of a divorce procedure and after. When it
comes to protecting your rights as a parent and the best interests of
trust a firm with over a decade of experience and success in handling complex
family law cases.
We are committed to protecting our client's best interests.
Schedule your consultation with us today and learn more about how our divorce lawyer in Pearland may help you secure
a fair support arrangement.