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Determining Fair Child Support

Last updated on December 2, 2023

When a father or mother goes through a divorce or a suit affecting the parent-child relationship (SAPCR), he or she will most likely have concerns regarding the financial support of his or her children. And whether he or she will be paying support or receiving support, he or she wants to know that the amount of support was determined in a fair manner in accordance with the best interests of the children.

At Werner Law Offices, skilled Amarillo child support lawyer Stewart R. Werner is dedicated to protecting the rights of parents and the best interests of children. Mr. Werner can walk you through the process of determining child support as well as handle any post-divorce or SAPCR issues that arise involving modification and enforcement. With over 40 years experience, Mr. Werner has helped many parents obtain child custody agreements that safeguard the best interests of their children.

Child Support Guidelines

The noncustodial parent has an obligation to pay child support to the custodial parent. In Texas, child support is determined by statutory guidelines. Several factors are considered in the formula and calculated to determine the amount of support. Factors that are included in the calculation include:

  • Annual gross income of noncustodial parent, including bonuses and overtime
  • Number of children
  • Monthly health insurance expenses

Amarillo Enforcement Lawyer

As an experienced Amarillo enforcement attorney, Mr. Werner also represents parents who have encountered problems with the other parent’s failure to comply with a court order, such as failing to pay child support or refusing to allow visitation. If the other party has disobeyed a court order, you have a right to seek enforcement of the court order. Mr. Werner can talk to you about these options and help you obtain compliance with the order.


Modifications are frequently sought when there has been a material change of circumstances. Examples of changes include a significant increase or decrease in income of one parent or changes needed in child custody and visitation. If you wish to request a modification or contest a proposed modification, Mr. Werner can assist you.

Work With An Attorney Who Can Help

Life is not static. Significant change can call for changes to court orders. Attorney Stewart Werner can help. Email the firm or call 806-223-2607 in Amarillo for more information about child support services. All major credit cards are accepted, and for your convenience, evening and weekend appointments are available.