Assistance With Contentious Issues Affecting Your Children
Child support payments may seem straightforward on the surface. However, child support and related issues can quickly become complicated and stressful for parents.
Since 1984, Wilfried P. Schmitz & Associates, P.C., has assisted individuals and families in Harris, Galveston, Fort Bend, Brazoria and Liberty counties. We understand how problematic child support can become, whether you are the parent seeking financial assistance to support your children or the parent required to pay. We can represent you in establishing child support payments, as well as modifying or enforcing an existing court order.
Representing Your Best Interests
Child support payments are meant to solely benefit the needs and well-being of your children. We can assist with an array of issues concerning child support, including:
- Representing you throughout the initial determination of child support payments
- Collecting child support payments
- Modifying or enforcing existing child support court orders
- Establishing paternity rights to collect child support
Child support issues can be ongoing. When issues arise, the state of Texas has measures in place to enforce payment when parents fail to comply with the original court order. To force a parent who has fallen behind on payments or refused to pay, courts can order wage garnishment, liens against property, the suspension of driver’s license and more.
Calculating Child Support In Texas
Texas uses set guidelines to calculate child support payments. Both the monthly net income of the noncustodial parent and the number of children are considered to determine the payments. Payments support the children’s basic needs, health insurance, educational expenses and more.
As a board-certified family law attorney, Wilfried P. Schmitz is committed to achieving a workable resolution when issues like child custody or support affect clients’ lives. We understand the impact that child support can have on your financial stability. Whether you require financial assistance or fear the impact monthly payments will have on your bank account, we will represent your interests in compliance with state law.
Discuss Your Case With A Lawyer
We can offer skilled assistance throughout a turbulent time, whether child support is intertwined with a divorce proceeding or an ongoing dispute. Contact us to schedule a consultation. Call our office in Houston at 281-486-5066 or send us an email.