Texas child support payments are often referred to as child support.
Child support is a money order from one parent to the other for child support expenses.
The money order must be deposited in the child support account or the child will not be able to support the other parent.
Child Support Payment (CSP) – A child support order is usually issued in a court of law.
The court can then set the amount of child support owed.
If the amount in the order is greater than the amount owed, then the child is entitled to receive a payment from the other party for the difference.
ChildSupport Payment Amount (CSPA) – The amount of a child’s support payment depends on the amount the child supports and whether or not the child has a parent who can provide support.
If a child supports the other person but cannot afford the support, the amount is based on the child’s income and the other parents need for the child to live in the household.
If there is no parent who is willing to support, then a payment may be made to the child or other child.
If no parent is willing, then payment will be made through the child, parent or legal guardian.
A payment may also be made in person to a parent or guardian who is not the parent or the guardian.
Child’s Support Payments are usually made on a monthly basis and are not always paid within 60 days of the order being issued.
Child supports may be ordered by either party, or by both parties.
In Texas, it is usually a good idea to consult with a lawyer prior to filing a child or child support action.
The following are some important tips to help you avoid a messy, costly and time-consuming case.
When filing a Texas child or spousal support action, it’s best to have a child advocate review the case.
The child or family can have access to legal counsel and a qualified professional advocate.
For more information about child support and child support orders, visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website.
For assistance with the court process, contact a family law attorney.
If you need more information or have questions about child or domestic support, call the Texas Bar Association at (512) 684-9888.