How Much Do I Have To Pay In Child Support?
The maximum amount of child support in Texas is calculated by using a set formula that has been determined to be in the child’s best interest. Parents can always agree to a different amount that works for each of them, but when there is a disagreement, a judge will consult the Texas Family Code.
A Court will award child support in the “best interest” of the child[ren]. This can fluctuate from case to case. To help everyone involved arrive at a set number, the Texas legislature has provided a percentage that increases based on the number of children two parents share. This is the percentage of an obligor’s net resources (after taxes and other deductions) that should be used as the maximum amount of child support a non-custodial parent can be ordered to pay.