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Divorcing & Texas child support. My spouse earns approx $3400

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Divorcing & Texas child support.
My spouse earns approx $3400 from her teaching job after taxes & benefits etc...
I earn $1350 from military retirement + $1750 as a teaching assistant.
A little over ten years married
1 child/15 years old
What am I looking at for support?
Is my retirement part of (which she has no claim to) part of the equation?
All income you earned is subject to being used to determine child support. So if you start drawing a retirement before the child turns 18, you will have to pay 20% of that as well as any other net income you have. Net income is defined by the family code and is based on a set of charts put out by the Attorney General each year or so. However, for a quick way to calculate child support pretty closely you can go to http://www.alllaw.com/calculators/childsupport/texas/ and just answer the questions. It is easy to calculate in Texas and is almost set in stone.



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