Texas Child Custody and Support Laws
Texas Child Custody Considerations
In Texas, as with all other states, the court will always look out for the best interests of the children. What you want or your spouse wants is not really relevant until the court says it is. Many parents go to custody hearings not realizing that they must portray themselves as the best custodial parent rather pleading to the court that they simply deserve the children. The court would much prefer the parents to decide who should have custody, but if they can’t, the court will do it for them. You can also read more about Texas child custody in the Texas state statutes located at: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/.
Texas Child Support Considerations
Texas child support is typically calculated by using a Child Support Worksheet. The worksheet will generate an appropriate Texas child support obligation according to each spouse’s income and other relative numeric factors such as taxes paid and retirement contributions, etc.. Once this amount is determined it is essential to take a look at any appropriate Texas child support deviation factors that may be applicable to the situation. You can get more information about Texas child support in the Texas state statutes located at: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/.