What is Child Support?

Child Support AttorneyLucé Law, PC, is a child support attorney in McKinney. We have experience in family law and divorce proceedings. We understand that no one wants their marriage to end in divorce, and it’s even harder when there are kids involved. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping you get through your divorce and getting the assets and money you need and deserve in order to move on with your life. We can even help you get the child support you need to raise your child.

Many people don’t fully understand child support. Child support is not alimony. Alimony is spousal support, and is paid directly to the spouse to compensate for loss of income. Child support is money paid for the care and well-being of the child or children that the couple produced. Child support is designed to cover part of the expenses for raising the child, and include food, clothing and housing.

Child support is meant to cover part of the cost of getting and maintaining a health care policy for the child and any medical expenses related to the child. It also covers education expenses such as books, school clothes, lunches, tuition, and field trips. In other words, child support is meant to financially help with the raising and well-being of the child.

While specific child care amounts are determined by the courts and needs of the custodial parent, the non-custodial parent can expect to pay a specific percentage of their net income. If the couple has one child, the non-custodial parent can expect to pay 20 percent of their net pay in child support. If the couple has two children, the non-custodial parent can expect to pay 25 percent of their net income in child support. The amount increases for each child involved in the divorce.

Lucé Law, PC, can help you with your divorce proceedings and getting the appropriate amount of child support from the non-custodial spouse. We can help you make sure you get what is rightfully yours during the divorce proceeding, and that the judge hears your side of the story. To talk with an experienced family law attorney, please call us at 972-632-1300.