Child custody is a sensitive topic that is rarely understood as it should by divorcing parents. If you are divorcing and have a small child, the question of custody will be relevant during the process.
Most courts agree that a child benefits from a strong relationship with both parents after a divorce. For this reason, there is a growing trend of 50/50 custody agreements. So how does this affect child support? Most states, Texas included, do not have very clear guidelines as to how child support works with 50/50 custody. […]
Child support is typically paid until a child reaches the age of 18, but support payments very rarely stay the same throughout the child’s life. Sometimes child support payments are automatically increased when children reach milestone ages, but payments can also go up or down based on changes in the financial circumstances of either parent. […]