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I live in Texas. My wife and I are living apart, but theres

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I live in Texas. My wife and I are living apart, but there's been no "legal" or formal separation. I have our daughter 3 nights a week and she has her 4. When she is working, she makes about 3x as much as I do per month. Recently, she lost her job and now wants me to pay child support while she's living with another man (not that I suppose that matters legally). I do want to make sure my daughter is ok, and I'm inclined to give my wife what she's asking for just for that reason. However, she's threatened that if I don't give her what she wants, she will simply file with the OAG and I'll be legally obligated to pay. I would like to know if she is right about that, or if she's just making things up to get what she wants.
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Hello,

Thank you for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will do whatever I can to answer your questions!

Both parents have a legal duty to support their children. In Texas, when parents share custody, support is determined according to the income of both parents. Therefore since your daughter is not living with you full-time, your wife may petition the court for child support.

I would be glad to continue our conversation and respond to any follow-up questions that you may have.
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I'm sorry, I should have rated this higher. Can I go back and fix my error?

Hi Rick,

I greatly appreciate your follow-up. You can rate again at this time.

Best regards,
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