Child/ Spousal Support
Child support in Texas follows guidelines set forth in the Texas Family Code. The monthly amount of support is based on the obligor’s net monthly income (money received after taxes). Child support is based on a percentage of the net monthly income starting at 20 percent for one child and increasing with more children. There are maximum amounts set by the Texas Family Code. Click here for more information including a child support chart.
In Texas, child support is based on the paying parent’s net income and other resources. The Texas Family Code provides a formula using the monthly net resources to determine child support. Generally, the child support amount is set as follows:
20% of net resources for one child
25% of net resources for two children
30% of net resources for three children
35% of net resources for four children
40% of net resources for five children
A Texas child support order can be modified if there has been a change in circumstances, such as an increase or decrease in the paying parent’s income, or the child reaching the legal age of majority.
Payments are processed through the Texas Attorney General’s State Disbursement Unit.
Texas Child Support Disbursement Unit
O. Box 659791
San Antonio, Texas 78265-9791