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West Houston Child Support Lawyer

Fighting for Texas Families & Protecting Their Rights

A great concern for many of the clients at Schouten Legal is ensuring that their children are well cared for after a divorce. When Texas residents are looking for a knowledgeable and skilled child support lawyer in West Houston, they turn to Walter Schouten.

For years, Attorney Schouten has been providing qualified legal advocacy for individuals seeking or disputing child support payments. He prides himself on being personally invested in the outcome of each case, giving each client the care and attention they truly deserve.

To get started with your child support case today, call (832) 772-5774.

Child Support Duration in Texas

Texas law states that a court may require either or both parents to support a child throughout their adolescent life. If the court deems the child to be either physically or mentally disabled, the child may receive support indefinitely. Otherwise, the child will stop receiving support when a qualifying event occurs.

Qualifying events may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • The child graduates from high school
  • The child emancipates by marriage
  • The child’s disability ends
  • The child turns 18
  • The child dies

Who Pays Child Support?

In most divorce cases, the court orders the noncustodial parent to pay child support. This does not mean that the other parent does not need to provide financial resources for their child. The law assumes that the custodial parent is continually paying to support the child in a direct manner.

The noncustodial parent makes payments to the custodial parent to help him or her with the costs of raising the child. The amount of the child support payments is based on a percentage of the noncustodial parent's income, as well as numerous other factors. Any parent is free to pay more than the court requires, but they may not pay less.

Call (832) 772-5774 Today

Whether you believe that your spouse is demanding too much in child support or if your spouse has missed his or her child support payments, the West Houston child support lawyer at Schouten Legal can help. Throughout his time in practice, Attorney Schouten has been using his knowledge and skills to help do what is best for families. As a father himself, ensuring the well-being of children is his top priority.

Schedule your consultation with Attorney Walter Schouten today by dialing (832) 772-5774.

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