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Hello! My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be assisting you with this matter! The college costs of your older child will not be considered in calculating child support for the remaining child. The only thing that is considered when calculating child support is your basic withholdings and the amount of health insurance that you pay for the underage child. You may be able to get your ex-wife to agreed to not accept the guideline amount of child support. Otherwise, your college-aged child may be eligible for grants or loans if her mother is the one that claims her as a dependent and does not work.
Hello Erin. So the court does not consider factors such as the ex-wife could work as a teacher but chooses not to or that i have paid for private school tuition for my underage child outside of the court order?
The courts in Texas do not use a system like other states where those states will consider the employment and income of both parties. In Texas, the courts only consider the obligor of child support's income. If you are paying for private school, that will probably be used as a factor, but the fact that she does not work and COULD work cannot even be considered. It is based solely on what you make.