How to Get Galveston Child Support when Your Ex is Paid Under the Table

May 5th, 2022 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

One strategy many parents use to evade paying child support is to get paid “under the table”—meaning, their employer usually pays in cash and doesn’t report the wages to the IRS. Because no one sees the money, your ex doesn’t report it as income to the court. These under-the-table arrangements are fairly common in some […]

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Obtaining Child Support and Spousal Support in Houston

November 13th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

One of the most challenging aspects of a divorce is dealing with the financial impacts. This can be made doubly hard if the spouse who was the main income earner wants to avoid paying their share of child support and/or spousal support. In cities such as Houston, Galveston, and League City, getting child and spousal […]

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Can a Judge Order Me to Support My Disabled Adult Child?

October 11th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

Under normal circumstances, a child support order in Texas only lasts until a child reaches the age of 18 or graduates from high school, whichever occurs later. But if the child suffers from a serious physical or mental disability, a judge may order either or both parents to continue providing “indefinite” support during the child’s […]

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Can a Houston Judge Order Me to Pay Retroactive Child Support?

August 30th, 2017 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

Child support is established by court order in Texas. Typically the parent subject to the order is only required to pay from the date of the court’s ruling. However, there are circumstances where the judge may order retroactive support, i.e. for a period of time before the entry of the court’s order, perhaps dating back […]

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Calculating Child Support in Texas

September 14th, 2016 by Tad Nelson in Child Support

Under Texas law a non-custodial parent—that is, the parent who does not have physical custody of a child—may be ordered to make regular child support payments. Unlike many other states that employ fairly vague methodologies for determining how much support is in a child’s “best interests,” Texas employs a fairly straightforward set of guidelines for calculating […]

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