Child Support

The Texas legislature has enacted the Texas Child Support Guidelines and those are used to make child support awards more or less standard throughout the state. Typically, according to the Texas Child Support Guidelines, the non-custodial parent will pay child support, regardless of the sex of that parent. At the law office of Prater & Ridley, we help parents understand the child support guidelines and help ensure they receive the support to which they're entitled.

In an ordinary situation, child support stops when the child attains the age of 18 years or graduates from high school.If a child is disabled, in some instances, support can be ordered beyond this point.In some instances payment of college expenses, private school expenses, or expensive extracurricular activities can be negotiated for—although a court cannot order payment of these expenses. We can educate you about your options, and determine if your support payments are not in accordance with the standard guidelines.

Child Support Concerns

Child support is awarded to non-custodial parents to help ensure they have the financial means needed to continue providing their children with their current lifestyles. However, if the designated child support payments are not made, it can be difficult for parents to provide for their children.

Whether you have questions about the child support guidelines or need help with enforcement, our team can provide the counsel you need. Learn more by scheduling an initial consultation. We can be reached through an online contact form or by calling 254-773-9081.