Decatur Family Law and Probate Attorney

Child Support Guidance From An Experienced Lawyer

Determining child support can be tricky for everyone involved. It is often an emotional process where difficult discussions are involved. Situations can be tense and stressful. The Law Offices of Marilyn J. Belew, P.C., has over 20 years helping clients throughout Texas work toward a solution. We understand the importance of putting the child’s needs first, and we are here to help.

By law, noncustodial parents are required to pay a monthly allowance to the parent who has primary custody. If you have joint custody, you still may have to pay child support or be able to receive it. Whether you were legally married or not, each parent has a responsibility to provide for their child.

There are a number of factors that a court may take to determine how much each parent should contribute, such as income, standard of living and monthly expenses. Our founding attorney, Marilyn Belew, has extensive experience in these types of cases. By gathering all the information, she can come up with a fair solution that works for you, and most importantly, the child.

Do I Have To Go To Court?

Every case is different, and our firm is committed to moving your case along as quickly as possible. There are three common ways in which child support is determined. Some parents are able to reach an agreement through their own negotiations. Others need to use a mediator to come to a conclusion. If both of those options don’t work, you will have to head to court. Regardless of which style works for you, it is always in your best interest to consult a lawyer and discuss your options.

Our Firm Can Help; Call Today

Whether you need help determining child support or believe your partner is violating your court order, we can help. We have helped families find solutions to the most difficult problems. Call our office in Decatur today at 940-627-6400 or fill out our contact form.