Child Support

EXPERIENCED CHILD SUPPORT LAWYER

Do you have children with a person you are no longer in a relationship with? Your best course of action for your legal rights is to seek the counsel of an experienced child support lawyer in Smith County.

At our child support law firm, Rachael Griffith and her team of legal experts help parents like you with any problems they are dealing with concerning child support in Tyler, TX. Please give us a call today to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case —  (903) 636-3700.



HOW CHILD SUPPORT WORKS

Child support issues are often among the leading areas of concern during or following a divorce case. In the State of Texas, courts use a formula that calculates a percentage of the obligor parent’s net income in determining the appropriate child support amount to be awarded to the parent with custody.

There can be several variations of how child support is calculated depending on a few factors, such as:

  • Is the obligor parent self-employed or a salaried employee?
  • Do both parents share an equal amount of time with the children?
  • And other similar factors

With an experienced and knowledgeable child support attorney in Tyler, TX on your side, you can ensure the appropriate amount of child support for your needs is established from the beginning.

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Child Support Attorney

WHICH PARENT MAKES CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS?

Simply put, the custodial parent provides child support to the noncustodial parent. Some people assume that if both parents share custody, no child support is required. However, that is not always the case.

The best option is to sit down with your lawyer and discuss your circumstances. Rachael Griffith will do everything possible to ensure you are treated fairly.

DO I QUALIFY FOR MODIFYING CHILD SUPPORT?

According to child support guidelines, the noncustodial usually only qualifies for child support modification in the case of a “material or substantial change” in life situations, such as:

  • He or she has experienced an employment change
  • The child is now living with a different parent
  • Or a similar change in circumstance has occurred



How A Child Support Attorney Can Help

Family Law Attorney Rachael Griffith cares deeply about the wellbeing of children. As a mom and former elementary school teacher, she knows the value of ensuring each child grows up in a thriving environment and a healthy home.

Whether you simply need help with child support issues, or if you need legal assistance to navigate a divorce and child custody case as well, we’re here to help.

Rachael will fight for you, protect your rights, and ensure you are treated fairly and your children are cared for.

HOW IS CHILD SUPPORT HANDLED WITH JOINT CUSTODY OR A TAILORED POSSESSION SCHEDULE?

Work schedules and other circumstances can make a joint custody or tailored possession schedule challenging to navigate. How much child support is paid may vary depending on the details of the case. We can discuss this and help you understand what to expect in your case during your consultation.

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Child Support Order

WHAT DOES A CHILD SUPPORT ORDER DO?

A child support order is a court ordered document issued by the local Tyler, Texas judge. It lays out all child support obligation, including

  • Which parent owes child support
  • How much the obligor must pay
  • And how often payments must be made

SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION

Whether you seek child support from your former partner or are fighting to protect yourself from paying more than your obligation, Rachael Griffith is the ideal representative in Tyler, TX and Smith County for your child support case.

For more information or to speak with our child support attorney in Tyler, TX, contact our law office today for a consultation. We are happy to meet with you in person, over the phone, or via Zoom video conferencing call to discuss your child support case.