Thank you for your reply. To help make sure that children are treated fairly across the state, Texas laws provide some guidelines about how much should be paid. These guidelines are assumed to be in a child's best interest.Because of these guidelines, most people pay child support based on a percentage of their net income. “Income” is money from all sources, not just wages from a job. Net income is income after basic deductions for federal income tax, Medicare and Social Security.For a parent who has no other children outside the current court proceedings, the percentage to be applied is as follows:20% for 1 child,25% for 2 children,30% for 3 children,35% for 4 children,40% for 5 children,Not less than 40% for 6 or more children.In cases where the Obligor
, or parent who is obligated to pay child support, has other children to support, the percentages are slightly lower.So, for example, let's assume your net monthly income (all income sources, after taxes, Social Security, etc) is $1500/month. Your child support obligation for one child is 20% of that net amount, or $300. If you need clarification or additional information, please reply, I am happy to assist further. Thank you.