As a parent, your job is to raise your child. That said, if you don’t have custody of your child or don’t even have visitation rights, it may feel as though you don’t play a significant role in raising your child. For this reason, many parents without visitation rights wonder whether they truly have to pay child support regularly. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced Montgomery County child support lawyer to learn more about whether you’ll have to pay child support even without visitation rights and how our legal team can help you and your family. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Will I have to pay child support even without visitation rights in Texas?
As previously mentioned, your job as a parent is to ensure your child has a stable home and a bright future. If you can’t raise your child physically, such as by living with and parenting your child every day, you’ll have to contribute financially via child support. This is true regardless of your custody agreement. In the eyes of Texas law, parents must always act in the best interests of their children, and a significant part of this is contributing financially to help ensure they have everything they need, such as food, clothing, and enrichment.
How much child support will I owe?
Courts will consider a variety of factors when determining a child support agreement, but first and foremost, they will follow a strict set of guidelines, wherein they will primarily base a child support agreement on a percentage of a parent’s income. That said, every situation is different, and there are times when courts may determine a child support agreement to be unfair to a parent or child, and will, therefore, consider all other relevant factors. For example, if a child has special needs, he or she may require additional financial support and/or an extension on child support past the age of emancipation. To learn more about how child support is calculated in the state of Texas, click here.
If you have any further questions about child support, such as how to collect or pay it, please don’t hesitate to reach out to a knowledgeable Montgomery County family law attorney from Bolton Law. Our firm is here to help ensure your child’s needs are met.
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