Percentage of Obligor's Net Resources
If the obligor’s net resources exceed $6,000 per month, the court shall presumptively apply the percentage guidelines to the first $6,000 of the obligor’s net resources. Without further reference to the percentage recommended by these guidelines, the court may order additional amounts of child support as appropriate, depending on the income of the parties and the proven needs of the child. Here, your ex makes a decent income and assuming a child does not have major additional needs (such as a disability with excessive costs), you can arguably NOT pay anything above that 25% of your first $6k. (Sections 154.125 and 154.126 of the Texas Family Code.) However, with $10k/month, assuming you are paying for or providing for their health care, I've seen orders where the judge has not stopped at 25% of $6k (or $1500) but has upped it to $2500/month even. I would simply argue that this is not a case where the custodial is not working - rather, he earned six figures and should be able to well contribute some of his income for any additional.
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