Originally posted on January 27, 2018
You’re now receiving child support finally, but the amount is not covering the cost of living. You decide to make a call to your caseworker and she informs you that you are receiving what you are entitled to receive. Why?
Some parents believe child support should cover some or all the bills. Child support is not determined by how much you believe you need or want. The law has already determined the amount you should receive. Support is set by how many children you have and the net pay from the absent parent. Also, if he or she has other children before you.
The more money the absent parent makes means the more support for your child. It’s important to understand that if the absent parent makes minimum wage then you will not receive much in support. Pick wisely.
Originally posted on August 7, 2017
The obligation to provide child support does not usually cease when a parent becomes disabled. However, it’s much harder to collect support and payments normally become sporadic. Below are some things to be aware of.
- SSI disability payments are made to people who have a very low income. These payments cannot be garnished for child support.
- SSDI CAN be garnished to fulfill child support obligations.
Disabled parents can seek a modification of child support. The court will evaluate the nature of the disability and determine support. Always check with your state for laws in your area.
Originally posted on June 13, 2017
Parents can still be held liable for child support when in jail. Child Support can look for any assets. However, it is normal for a custodial parent to not receive child support while the non-custodial parent is in jail or prison. Here is why:
An incarcerated parent who owes child support can ask the court to do one of the following:
- Suspend child support orders during incarceration
- Reduce child support orders during incarceration
It will then be up to a judge to decide. It will still be almost impossible to receive support if the absent parent is in prison because he or she has no income. Most agencies will not pursue support until he is out of prison. Always make sure you check with your state on this topic.
Originally posted on February 26, 2017
Child Support is determined in Texas by how many children and the net pay of the absent parent. I have listed the law for the amount of child support below.
1 – 20 percent of net pay.
2 – 25 percent of net pay.
3 – 30 percent of net pay.
4 – 35 percent of net pay
It stops at the 35 percent. It is also important if the non-custodial parent pays on other children. The child support will stop at 50 percent of pay. This means if the parent is paying support for other children or cases it could cause an issue on your support if you filed after the other parents. It is important to file as soon as possible. Some people believe support is determined by what the custodial parent needs. This is false. The custodial parent could be wealthy or poor and the support is still done by the guideline above. It is also possible to modify the support if you think the non-custodial parent now makes more money. It must be a large increase. Most places say 30 percent pay increase to modify. Are you receiving the correct child support?
Originally posted on February 8, 2017
Child Support laws continue to change. The most recent was the vehicle registration law. The new law in Texas will no longer allow absent parents that are behind on child support to renew the car registration. Do you feel this will make an impact? Reports already show it has. Click the link below to read an article for more information.